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30 Seconds of Forever
Rick Ford

Thereís madness in the streets of the old town
And dreams that catch fire in the night
Ghosts lurk in the shadows of the alleys
Theyíre hurting and they want to make things right

Frankie only said that he was hungry
He never asked if she would be his wife
She didnít have to make him quite so nervous
She really didnít mean to pull a knife

Just give me thirty seconds of forever
Itíll just take half a minute of your time
Iíll teach you how to dance the light fandango
Weave poems from the cobwebs in your mind

The farmer he hangs thistles on a barbed wire fence
The housewife hangs her washing on the line
The soldier hangs his life on God and mercy
The poet hangs his vision on a rhyme

Ainít no heroes left in heaven
I swear I heard the angels cry
Theyíve all gone to join the army
Gone to fight for you and I

Oh give me thirty seconds of forever
Itíll just take half a minute of your time
Iíll teach you how to dance with moonbeams
And light up the world with the stars inside your eyes

The preacher cries thank God that Iím a sinner
Itís only doing wrong that helps me know whatís right
You may think Lucifer is your best friend
But trust me heís just a parasite


I saw Jesus walking in the moonlight
He turned around and looked me in the eye
Said ĎDonít I know you?í in a voice as smooth as velvet
I said ĎMaybeí and he gave me a wry smile

Just give me thirty seconds of forever
Itíll just take half a minute of your time
Iíll teach you the secret of forgiveness
Itís just a different way of looking through the light

Full moon riding on a high wind
Storm clouds racing cross the sky
Mollyís staring out the window
Sheís still got a love light in her eyes

I remember the old town square
Vivaldi and Bach drift through the night
Baroque angels and snow on your hair
I said ĎI love youí and held you as you cried

Just give me thirty seconds of forever
Itíll just take half a minute of your time
I want you to know that Iíd die happy
If I could once more feel your skin soft against mine







Americana Music, Rick Ford, Songwriter, Smoke and Mirrors, Americana style, Staffordshire, UK.
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