Song Lyrics

On Grafton Street at Christmas time
The elbows push you ‘round
This is not my place with memories
I’m a stranger in this town
And the faces seem familiar
And I know those songs they’re playin’
But I close my eyes and find myself
Five thousand miles away

It’s funny how my world goes ‘round without you
Oh, you’re the one thing I never thought
I could live without
I just found a smile to think about you
You’re a Saturday night
Far from the madding crowd

The buskers sing by candle light
In front of Bewley’s Store
And a young nun offers me a chair
At a table by the door
And I feel compelled to tell her
Of the sisters that we knew
How when they lit their candles
I’d say a prayer for you

It’s funny how my world goes ‘round without you
Oh, you’re the one thing I never thought
I could live without
I just found a smile to think about you
You’re a Saturday night
Far from the madding crowd

The church bells ring for holy hour
Back out in the rain
It’s been twenty years or more
Since I last said your name
And I hear you live near Dallas now
In a house out on the plain
Why Grafton Street brought you to mind
I really can’t explain

It’s funny how my world goes ‘round without you
Oh, you’re the one thing I never thought
I could live without
And I just found a smile to think about you
You’re a Saturday night
Far from the madding crowd

On Grafton Street at Christmas time
The elbows push you ‘round
All I carry now are memories
I’m a stranger to this town