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  1. Ten Years

From the album The Original and Genuine

Lyrics

She bit her lip, picked up the phone
He’d told her never to call at home
But it’s three weeks now since that row
She gotta try to make things right somehow
A ten year affair with married man
Stolen moments at the taxi stand
Romantic weekends, exotic hotels
Hearts and flowers and expensive smells

She dialled the number with a shaking hand
The one that she’d used to slap her man
Then those words she’d regret all her life
Bill it’s gonna have to be me or your wife
A ten year affair with married man
He said they’d be together as soon we can
My child is sickly, and my wife does fret
I sure am gonna leave her but I can’t just yet

He’d told her never to call at home
She felt so desperately so all alone
A woman’s voice answered, she didn’t care
She said tell me is Bill Hickman there?
A ten year affair with married man
They were going to marry it was always the plan
She’d waited so long just to take his name
This time she was gonna stake her claim

Poor Bill’s gone, he’s left me alone
Her heart stood still as she clung to the phone
He felt no pain, so the doctors say
And we buried my Bill last Saturday.
A ten year affair with married man
Stolen moments at the taxi stand
Romantic weekends, exotic hotels
Hearts and flowers and expensive smells
A ten year affair with married man
Stolen moments in the back of a van
Romantic weekends, exotic hotels
Hearts and flowers and expensive smells

© Willi Kerr 2010

© The Curst Sons 2014