The Things I Should Have Said (Lindisfarne)

Two by two the lovers wandered off into the night Leaving me alone with someone who I only knew by sight So we sat and watched each other through the fading firelight Each one waiting for the silence to be broken And the things I should have said That were whispering in my head Would not be spoken The black-eyed master glared at me with malice in his eye The spittle from his twisted lips ran down to his bow-tie I was dumb before his accusations I dared not deny When he done with me I stood outside there shattered And the things I should have said That came rushing to my head No longer mattered Teachers from whose mellowed mouths great pearls of wisdom crawl To those who scrawl obscenities upon the alley walls The joke is on the bloke who never spoke a word at all But whose dreams lay unrevealed 'til they were rotten And the things I should have said That I was keeping in my head Have been forgotten The things I should have said (repeat to fade)