Striking matches and I'm smoking cigarettes
Putting on the kettle, playing a cassette
Folding up the papers rubbing my eyes
Thinking of all that had happened last night
The passion, the feelings that soaked in
And the pools of silence when kisses were
Her love levitates me, I'm walking on air
Two feet from the carpet, I'll always be
Oooh I'm striking matches it's morning again
I look in the mirror I still look the same
I'm striking matches it's morning again
I look in the mirror I go up in flames
Striking matches getting a flame on the stove
There's some of her in the teeth of my comb
Dirty clothes piled up on the bathroom floor
She's silently sleeping, I half close the
I see her beauty laying on my bed
I'm warm from within me with what she has
Her love is my balloon, I won't let it down
For ever and ever I'll always be proud.
I'm a director casting for a part
(Turn on the light)
It's for a soap set here right in my heart.
(Leave her alone)
Shuffle to the window shuffle to the door
(Don't wake her up)
She gets the part I don't want to see anymore
(Unplug the phone)
(c) 1987 Virgin Music Inc. (ASCAP)
FROM THE ALBUM: Babylon and On. A remix
of the song was released as the B-side to "Footprints".
COMPILATIONS: Classics (LP version),
Excess Moderation (remix).
From the Excess Moderation sleevenotes.
Glenn: The demo for this song was very "When Doves Cry" - just drum
machine and vocals. Eric Thorngren and Chris worked long and hard on this
to turn it into something useable and Monique Dyan came up with the other
vocal part that propelled it from a possible to a definite. Chris:
More cigarettes and kettles. "Hourglass" was on this album (Babylon
and On) too, a big hit for us in America. It made the top twenty and
we were back in Madison Square Gardens again, we were in smart suits and
looking great for the first time in our career. We were top twenty USA.