“Paris Nights/ New York Mornings” by Corinne Bailey Rae

“You change and you grow. But we were young. We were young and we didn’t know. We didn’t know.”

Breakfast at Mickey’s, make-up still on
Elbows on the greasy table cloth
One more coffee and one last cigarette

Smiling at the rain cause you hold me close
My best dress on underneath this old coat
Walking down Bleecker no one is awake yet

We should try
So pick me up and take me out

Oo we crash into love-filled nights
(Paris nights and New York mornings)
Oo we race till we’re out of time
(Paris nights and New York mornings)
And now that you’ve taken me up so high
(Paris nights and New York mornings)
Don’t let me down
Don’t let me down

I could see the lights from the restaurant
I couldn’t quite perfect that nonchalance
Paris and champagne with one brown sugar cube

And we danced while the band played “She’s not there”
Kissed me in the rain by the Rue Voltaire
It’s a perfectly good way to ruin those silk shoes

Still, seven hours
Nothing but clouds
It’s enough to make your heart sigh
We should try
For each other and for the lovers

Oo we crash into love-filled nights
(Paris nights and New York mornings)
Oo we race till we’re out of time
(Paris nights and New York mornings)
And now that you’ve taken me up so high
(Paris nights and New York mornings)
Don’t let me down
Don’t let me down

You change and you grow
But we were young
We were young and we didn’t know
We didn’t know

Oo we crash into love-filled nights
(Paris nights and New York mornings)
Oo we race till we’re out of time
(Paris nights and New York mornings)
And now that you’ve taken me up so high
(Paris nights and New York mornings)
Don’t let me down
Don’t let me down


“Paris Nights / New York Mornings” by Corinne Bailey Rae

“I love the architecture of Paris, the food, the culture, the hipness and irreverence of New York, and it was a kick flying from one to the other.”

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