It's raining outside on the avenue now
6 o'clock, she's on her way
She picks up her clothes, does her hair in a rush
Grabs some coffee before she's away
The wine glasses are stained from the night had before
And her head is beginning to ache
The bed is so warm in the spot where she lay
And I am just beginning to wake

I fall back to sleep and she's in around 10
Can't believe I'm still here
She asks me to leave, says "make sure no-one sees"
Well she knows how to make me feel
But I'm just a fool who has fallen in love
So I go back to hers around 3
She acts like it's nothing and I am to blame
And I go fetch biscuits and tea

(chorus)
But down on the avenue
The rain tastes like peaches and cream
And all of those folks around here
Are restless and can't get no sleep

She speaks about home and the people she knows
And how good it was when she was there
She watches the TV and smokes cigarettes
Gets undressed and she lets down herhair
So I turn out the light and I take off my shirt
And I tickle her back til she sleeps
And I know where this is going. I know how it ends
But I can't change the way that I feel

Chorus

The clock on the wall ticks away as it should
And time is beginning to fly
And everything I want is not what I need
I can't get her out of my life

But down on the avenue
The rain tastes like peaches and cream
And I'm one of those folks around here
Who's restless and can't get no sleep

It's raining outside on the avenue now
6 o'clock, she's on her way...




Lyrics submitted by admather

Peaches And Cream song meanings
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    General CommentI met this guy when working in a hotel in Stratford-on-Avon back in 2000. He gave me a copy of his demo and I heard this song, which is one of the most heart-wrenchingly lovely tunes I've ever heard.
    I played it to a couple of friends a few years later when I was at uni, and they were completely in awe when they heard it. The whole room was just in total silence for ages, listening to this wistful ballad about lost love and heartache.
    Apparently the songwriter doesn't like it at all now, and can't bear to listen to it anymore. Bloody show-off - I'd happily give most of my limbs to be able to write something like this.
    admatheron September 19, 2005   Link

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