On My Mind Tonight 
    (Difford/Tilbrook) 
     
      The moths at the window 
      They can see the light 
      The crickets crick in the dark 
      My pen runs out of ink 
      As I start to write 
      The feelings that are in my heart 
      This headache wonít subside 
      Iíve got you on my mind tonight 

      The silence of the telephone 
      Doesnít bother me 
      But I wish that it would ring 
      Iím confined to quarters 
      Iím in solitary 
      Iím the man who would be king 
      The small handís on the five 
      Iíve got you on my mind tonight 

      The loneliness for loving you 
      Is some price to pay 
      But are my pockets deep enough 
      The chorus of the morning 
      Keeps me awake 
      So busy with the thoughts of love 
      As I slowly close my eyes 
      Iíve got you on my mind tonight 

      Just as I go off to sleep 
      A car pulls up, I hear a beep 

      Good night

      (c) 1984 Virgin Music Inc. (ASCAP)


  • FROM THE ALBUM: Difford & Tilbrook.
  • COMPILATIONS: Excess Moderation.
  • From the Excess Moderation sleevenotes. Glenn: Guy Fletcher, who played keyboards, came up with the great scat singing part in the middle section. I was at this time embarking on a 3 year period of smoking too much dope and not having a lot on my mind. Chris: Written while babysitting with my nose firmly set in a packet of chewing gum. The words describe the night as it happened for me and I can see it now as I type, clear as mud.