It's hard to concentrate to drive when the streetlights blind your eyes,
The tears magnify, refract and cause bittersweet streaks and lines,
Song on the radio is so inappropriate it fits perfectly,
What's this emotion? This new emotion laying it's warm hands on me?

Those three words can grab your life, shake it up, and make a sound,
You used to love watching the smoke from the ashtray swirl around,
I miss that smile so much, get a grip, the water that’s in between,
Is not an ocean, no great ocean, just a mere channel, a sea.

I’ll look up to the English sky tonight,
‘Cos every time I look at the moon, I know it’s the very same moon,
That you can see…
I’ll look up to the English sky tonight....

Oooh, England sure is missing a star tonight.
England sure is missing a star tonight.

So hard to fill my time, my God, I’m going again, can’t seem to stop,
And swirling memories won’t let me be free of all the restraints I’ve got,
And when I walk the streets that we walked through together, hand in hand,
It’s almost like you’re there, but then you’re not and I can’t understand.

How can I go from ecstasy to despair
In the blink of an eye when suddenly you’re not there?
I’ve still got those pictures of the owl and pigeon you drew,
The night you picked up coal, it kissed your hands, and you rubbed it in your hair.



I’ll look up to the English sky tonight,
‘Cos every time I look at the moon, I know it’s the very same moon,
That you can see…
I’ll look up to the English sky tonight....

Oooh, England sure is missing a star tonight.
England sure is missing a star tonight.

The times you broke my heart, I couldn’t tell, I couldn’t let you know,
‘Cos if I did I swear you’d laugh at me, you’d turn around and go,
But in the end you know, down that last road, it could have been our bed,
The tears we shed, still in my head, I won't forget, I won't forget
The things we said...

I’ll look up to the English sky tonight,
‘Cos every time I look at the moon, I know it’s the very same moon,
That you can see…

I’ll look up to the English sky tonight.
Oooh, England sure is missing a star tonight.
England sure is missing a star tonight.
Oooh, England sure is missing a star tonight.
England sure is missing a star tonight.
Oooh, England sure is missing a star tonight.
England sure is missing a star tonight.



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    Okay- so this English guy's girl has moved abroad, and he's devastated. He gets more and more upset the more he reminisces about the things they've shared and done together. Beautiful and anthemic song!

    HorseWhispereron March 17, 2005   Link

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