On Grafton Street (Album Version)

On Grafton Street (Album Version)

Nanci Griffith

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

[Chorus:]
It's funny how my world goes round without you
You're the one thing I never thought
I could live without
And I just found this smile to think about you
You're a Saturday night
Far from the madding crowd

The buskers sing by candle light
In front of Bewleys Store
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

[Chorus]

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

[Chorus]

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

Written by GRIFFITH, NANCI / KOLLER, FRED
Published by Universal Music Publishing Group

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