It was 1987, I remember well
It was the first time that you kissed me
Just before the school bell rang to say – this party’s over,
Get your body off the floor
It’s just gone midnight and your mother’s at the door

I realized long ago that you were a false alarm
An interlude in a neighbourhood where I felt safe from harm

I walked home that evening, dazzled and bemused
Feeling like the universe could not hold my love for you
It disappeared by morning, just like sugar in the rain
A tantalizing sweetness and a residue of pain

I realized long ago that you were a false alarm
An interlude in a neighbourhood where I felt safe from harm
Inevitable seduction scout will smoke me out and send me on my way
Celestial on a pedestal with feet of clay

Yeah, it takes an ending
Yeah, it takes an ending
Yeah, it takes an ending
To send us on, to send us on, our way

I’ve had many lovers, London to L.A
I’d move in on their jeweled lives, hang on every word they’d say
Looking for an anchor, needing somewhere to belong
I’d twist and turn to please them ‘til the girl they knew was gone

I realized long ago that you were a false alarm
An interlude in a neighbourhood where I felt safe from harm
Inevitable seduction scout will smoke me out and send me on my way
Celestial on a pedestal with feet of clay

Yeah, it takes an ending
Yeah, it takes an ending
Yeah, it takes an ending
To send us on, to send us on,
Oh to send us on, to send us on,
Yeah to send us on, to send us on
Our way



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