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Mel Green: Songs & Lyrics

Twilight Mystery

(Mel Green, written by Mel Green & EricMel Green, Lyrics by M.Green MelGreen Publishing, BMI music by E. Luskin, Awking Songs, BMI)

A little novella.  Big city romance? Or perhaps just a soap opera.

Having lived and worked in big cities, I would stare out of the window subconsciously watching the traffic, the changing light and shadows, and occasionally spotting someone also staring out their window, thinking goodness know what.

Which is how this little novella came into being...

For quite a while, a tune of any sort eluded me, and soo I passed the lyrics along to my pal, Eric Luskin, 

who surprised me with a demo soon afterwards...

I dubbed my vocal over his wonderful instrumental tracks, and kept it as is for the final CD version.

Clock sits on the mantle

Echoes in the hall 

Shadows in the alley 

Pictures crooked on the wall 


Times is ticking slowly

In the heavy summer heat 

A trail of burned out matches 

From the hallway to the street 

 

Twilight Mystery 

 

Silent at the window 

Peeking through her blinds 

Ceaseless blur of traffic 

Concealing as it glides 


Her tension betrays her longing 

Trace of perfume in the air 

The ebb and the flow and the murmur 

Yellow taxi drops its fare 


Twilight Mystery 

 

Shadows become longer 

In twilight's dying sun 

Mirages in the harbor 

Where went the missing one? 

 

Purple walls of concrete 

Daily dramas played 

Industry & fashion meeting in

An anguished passion play 

 

After five

Where else could she be?  

Was their love still alive? 

Their hearts floated free 

Their hearts floated free 

Twilight Mystery 

 

Unexpected phone call 

Washing dishes in her sink 

Could it be her friend or her lover 

She needs more time to think 


Hearts are thumping faster 

Feeling summer's beat 

A pair no longer strangers 

Tame their disbelief

 

Twilight Mystery 

 

After five

Where else could she be?  

Was their love still alive? 

Their hearts floated free 

Their hearts floated free 


Twilight Mystery