January in Paris

from by Helen McCookerybook

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Another true story; a memory of a bitterly cold day in a cafe opposite the cemetery.


In a cafe on the corner on a winter's day
He warms her hands; my heart stands still
I realise what I'm trying to say; it's been so hard to understand.

They don't see any other people
They don't notice where they are
He warms her hands; my heart stands still
This moment shows me how I feel:
The pain, the pain the pain

January in Paris
Love's a silent tomb.

Oh look into my eyes the way he looks into her eyes
And hold my hand the way he holds hers
Clasped in your own.
I just can't stand this feeling
Alone, alone, alone.

January in Paris
Love's a silent tomb.

Across the street there is a graveyard
Misty, dark and cold
Just like our lives.
Will we grow old
In wintertime
With hearts of stone
At once together
Yet so alone?


from Poetry and Rhyme, released January 3, 2013
Helen McCookerybook: guitar and vocals



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Helen McCookerybook is an outstanding songwriter who's beginnings formed in the punk era, old associates The Monochrome Set/The Pirhanas her first band was The Chefs (John Peel fave) She later signed to RCS with her band The Horns and had a couple of minor hits
Helen took 20 years out to become a Mum and PHD in Musicology, taking up her writing in 2003, Suburban Pastoral her 1st solo record & more
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