From the recording Twilight Mystery

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.

Lyrics

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