A Moving Story   
    (Difford/Tilbrook)  
     
      She moved from Clapham  
      And didn't look back   
      Her life was changed in an instant  
      The van was filled up  
      And tied to the rack   
      Her home that now seemed so distant  
      Kissing goodbye  
      To her friends on the stairs  
      She felt a loss deep within her  
      Sat in the front seat with stuff everywhere  
      The neighbours said they would ring her  

      They moved to the sea front  
      And loved their new view  
      Of tides coming in on the shingle  
      She and her daughter  
      Found new things to do  
      At last it was good to be single  
      And in the summer  
      The place came alive  
      Lights on the pier in the evening  
      The fresh sea air  
      And could cut with a knife  
      Such a wonderful feeling  

      She worked in a pub  
      Where bands would appear  
      On a tiny stage in the corner   
      She watched them load in  
      With tattered old gear  
      The place would get like a sauna  
      London had gone now  
      Her new life was strong  
      She found herself a new karma  
      She fell for a man  
      Who played with a band  
      And took her life from it's drama  

      She moved from Clapham  
      And didn't look back  
      The past was neatly extinguished  
      He was much younger  
      But she lived with that   
      He struggled hard with his english  
      She felt his loving  
      And proudly reclaimed  
      All of the warmth she'd been lacking  
      They lay in bed  
      Looking out at the rain  
      No more moving or packing  

      She moved from Clapham  
      And didn't look back  
      Her life had changed in an instant

      (c) 1998
       

  • Chords
  • FROM THE ALBUM: Domino.

  • Some printings of the lyrics booklet contain the following couplet: "She fell for a man who played in a band / that sounded just like Nirvana" instead of "She fell for a man who played with a band  / And took her life from it's drama ". (Daniel Dewey)