"Silver Lady" as written by Tony Macaulay and Geoffrey Stephens....
Tired of drifting, searching, shifting
From town to town
Everytime I slip and slide
A little further down
I can't blame you if you wont take me back
After everything I put you through
But honey you're me last hope
And who else can I turn to?

Come on Silver Lady take my word
I won't run out on you again believe me
Oh I've seen the light
It's just one more night without you
Here I am a million miles away from home
The Indiana wind and rain cut through me
I'm lost and alone
Chilled to the bone
Silver lady

Double talkers and back street walkers
In every turn
Seedy motels and no star hotels
Still I had to learn
That the one shining thing in my life
Was the sweet love I had with you
And honey your my last hope
And who else can I turn to?

Come on Silver Lady take my word
I won't run out on you again believe me
Oh I've seen the light
It's just one more night without you
Here I am a million miles away from home
The Indiana wind and rain cut through me
I'm lost and alone
Chilled to the bone
Silver lady

Can't you find it in you to forgive me
'Cause here I am a million miles away from home
The Indiana wind and rain cut through me
I'm lost and alone
Chilled to the bone
Silver lady

Come on Silver Lady take my word
I won't run out on you again believe me
Oh I've seen the light
It's just one more night without you


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"Silver Lady" as written by Tony Macaulay Geoffrey Stephens

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    Song MeaningDavid Soul wrote Silver Lady about,and too,his wife at the time.Silver Lady was his nickname for her.David Soul was an alcoholic at the time,and when he was at home,beat his wife due to the alcohol.The alcohol was also responsible for all the sexual affairs he had with other women.He walked out on her on numerous occasions,but made it final one day.He wrote the lyrics to beg her to take him back and forgive him.
    David Soul tells the story a lot on UK television shows and in UK newspapers.
    moonvisageon May 30, 2013   Link
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    General CommentTrue Story...

    I met David in 1977 in a gay bar in San Francisco, & he recounted to me the true story behind this song.

    David was hitchhiking though the State of Indiana one cold windy night, when an silver haired elderly Apache lady took him in, tied him up and anally pleasured him by the light of her campfire...he never recovered from this episode, and consequently the future series of 'Starsky and Hutch' was cancelled due to investigative & ongoing operations on his nether regions, which lasted until 2007..David has candidly mentioned this episode during recent 2015 interviews, and says he has no regrets...
    ru11813387on November 06, 2015   Link
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    My Opinionfirst comment here? can't believe it!

    anyway, certainly the silver lady refers to a loaded needle mainlining smack or coke, the singer says he can walk out on her any time, i.e. go cold turkey, but he knows he can't and he's on the treadmill to the end, no escape from his misery or from dope. compare simon and garfunkel "bridge over troubled water" "sail on silver girl, the time has come for you to shine..." a similar reference

    "Bridge over t w" is quite a popular number with choral groups who perhaps haven't sussed the meaning? anyway the melody is good and the harmonies are compelling, no harm done, I suppose.
    arbeloson May 12, 2013   Link

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