Footprints 
    (Difford/Tilbrook)  
      I spent too much money, I looked far too glad  
      Now I have so little of what I once had 
      I had too many parties I had too much time  
      I got so lazy and fell well behind 

      Now the summer is over I can count the cost  
      Footprints on the beaches are now 
      Footprints in the frost 
      The summer is over I can count the cost  
      Footprints on the beaches are now footprints in the frost 

      We did so much damage deep in our insides  
      The party's over it's going home time 
      The cathedral is empty, no one's at home  
      Winter's approaching paradise postponed 

      Now the summer is over I can count the cost  
      Footprints on the beaches are now footprints in the frost,  
      The rain won’t stop falling and the people look lost  
      Footprints on the beaches are now footprints in the frost.  

      I rang lots of numbers and walked many miles  
      I watched the Flintstones and I turned my dial 
      To a brand new station where the beat comes in  
      Now it's all over the winter begins 

      The summer is over I can count the cost  
      Footprints on the beaches are now footprints in the frost 
      People with umbrellas disappear in the fog  
      Footprints on the beaches are now footprints in the frost

      (c) 1987 Virgin Music Inc. (ASCAP)


  • FROM THE ALBUM: Babylon and On. Released as the fifth single from that album.
  • LIVE VERSIONS: A Round and a Bout.