"Meet On The Ledge" as written by and R Thompson....
We used to say that come the day
We'd all be making songs
Or finding better words
These ideas never lasted long

The way is up along the road
The air is growing thin
Too many friends who tried
Blown off this mountain with the wind

Meet on the ledge, we're gonna meet on the ledge
When my time is up I'm gonna see all my friends
Meet on the ledge, we're gonna meet on the ledge
If you really mean it, it all comes round again

Yet now I see I'm all alone
But that's the only way to be
You'll have your chance again
Then you can do the work for me

[Chorus: x2]

Lyrics submitted by ralph mctell, edited by epiwoosh

"Meet on the Ledge" as written by R Thompson


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  • +3
    General CommentIsn't this about death?
    FLFIOREon September 07, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"The Ledge" was a tree branch: one where Richard Thompson and his friends always met as small children. He wrote the song at age 17. Over the years? The phrase—and the song—acquired a weight the writer never knew he intended.

    After performing the song at his mother's funeral, as stipulated in her will? Richard conceded he'd been too shy. Declaring love for his bandmates, in a song they'd publicly sing again and again? To be so direct: no, that wouldn't do.
    foreverdroneon May 30, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSometimes people need to have time to themselves after a good row with a friend(s). Things usually work out after a meeting on the ledge.
    savingupspendon March 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningIt's about how friendships last forever
    PeterLeylandon February 06, 2014   Link

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