Third Rail  
    (Difford/Tilbrook)  
      As much as I love you 
      As much as I care 
      I just can't pretend that 
      The problem's not there 
      We know all the boundaries 
      From where we both stand 
      Our life has been happy 
      Without any plan 
      But now I feel sorrow 
      As friendship turns stale 
      Our love's still on track but 
      Without a third rail 

      The moon has come up now 
      The sun has gone down 
      A million or more times 
      Since you've been around 
      Our life still goes on but 
      It won't be the same 
      As when we're together 
      Love only knows pain 
      With words that are tender 
      Our love will prevail 
      But can our love go on 
      Without a third rail 

      White clouds appear like cotton wool 
      The wind bends trees to bow 
      As we farewell this love of ours 
      Like some old sacred cow 
      As sure as heaven's above us 
      And hell is down below 
      Without a third rail to drive us 
      We'll have no place to go 

      There's a lump in my throat 
      I'm choked as I say 
      Our love has reached twilight 
      Let's call it a day 
      We kiss on the platform 
      The doors slowly close 
      Like theatre curtains 
      Pulled after the show 
      We both know it's over 
      And somehow we've failed 
      Love's going in circles 
      Without a third rail

      (c) 1993 EMI Virgin Music Ltd.


  • Chords
  • FROM THE ALBUM: Some Fantastic Place, the lead single from that LP.
  • COMPILATIONS: Master Series.
  • OTHER VERSIONS: A live studio take recorded for Virgin Radio appears on the "Loving You Tonight" CD single.
  • The third rail is the electric power feed rail used on railways in some parts of the UK. (Tony Andrews)