Red Brick Cafe – lyrics

In the alleyway with the red brick wall
She waits for him to order and I’m waiting for your call
By the grinding of beans and the ringing of spoons
I’m passing time in the waiting line of fools

I came straight from the station
behind the old street mall
Past posters tacked up fast and far
From the church to City Hall

I’ve got all day
And I’ve got the best seat
I can’t trade
The ground under my feet
So don’t tell me fair is fair
When I am here and you are there

It’s the roar of a city with its claws still in
Waking up to static where the heartbeat would have been
Come and catch me if you dare
I would know you anywhere

I want to roll you off my fingers
And play you off to sleep
I don’t mean to make you crazy
I don’t mean to make you weak
But starting from away’s a lot like playing hide and seek

You’re hard to beat
You’re pretty brave
I’m not good at games
I just want to play for fun and not for keeps

I’ve got all day
And I’ve got the best seat
I can’t trade
The ground under my feet
So don’t tell me fair is fair
When I am here and you are there

So take me at your own risk
But I think that you’ll like this
I’m warm and wise and wishing that you’d
Take me at your own risk
With love notes every week
That get longer by the beat
With my insistance

I’ve got all day
And I’ve got the best seat
I can’t trade
The ground under my feet
Don’t tell me fair is fair
When I am here and you are there