What Bird Is That?

Shine on Me

by The Lucksmiths

on What Bird Is That? (1996)

If it's not raining you can see right down the hill from my friend's window
To the church at the foot of the council flats that I pass when I walk home
And here I am with time on my hands and newsprint on my elbows
And she's all heart
But I'm all thumbs
And we're both just skin and bones
My life is changing
Sometimes it feels as though it changes with the weather
It was winter for a while but now the sun is shining through
She laughs at that old saying ‘let a smile be your umbrella'
I tell her ‘the next time that it's raining I will hold it over you'
I like the way that she looks at me
I like every little bit of this
When she's here I'm always happy
And when she's not I'm happyish
Today it's raining
There is nowhere I would rather be than this room
Let's close the doors until the air hangs heavy with wet wool
I'm feeling reckless: let's have breakfast in the middle of the afternoon
She's all smiles
And I'm also
And we're always wonderful

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