"Drake" as written by Paul David Webb and Beth Gibbons....
Turning now she caught his eye
For all he knows he cannot see
Pleasures smoulder inside
Cover seasons that fell from view
Long ago

Blame on your heart
But then you know that now
What do you do
You hide lies inside
Why do you do that
I don't know why

How long did I know you
For I don't know why you had to go
If only you had told her
The words to enfold her
Long ago

She took a breath and she never spoke
The words that tasted like to know she told a matinee
There was an odour anyway
But you can take and you can see
There's never enough of love for destiny
Don't look back from day to day
What I noticed wasn't me
Strangers they'll part again
They'll never know
For all the years they've disguised inside
Knowing their years of loss remain

How long did I know you
For I don't know why you had to go
If only you had told her
The words to enfold her
Long ago

Lyrics submitted by Schorschinho

"Drake" as written by Paul David Webb Beth Gibbons

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management, DOMINO PUBLISHING COMPANY

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    General CommentMy favorite song in the album. Calm and melancholy, just like Mark Hollis....well, a guy from Talk Talk did make it, so that'd explain why.
    Phrogexon December 15, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think it's about lovers who actually never really knew each other. now it's over. i'd really like to understand all the symbolism though.
    mOOdymellOwon September 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe time signiture of this song appears to be a nod to Drake's "River Man", but I had always assumed the song was about Drake too. It lyrics could be seen as portraying his relationship with Robin Frederick. She claims to have been in love with Drake, but never confessed it, and they parted ways. If she had, then his fate may have been different. In any case, everyone should check out her song about Drake, "Sandy Grey". It's possibly the most beautiful song ever written - I recommend it to fans of Out of Season.
    philphilon October 27, 2007   Link

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