Cafe Society
Al Stewart
Late at night
When reality's failing and nothing is prevailing but the wind
I come to you

Out of sight
Like a fugitive trailing across a barren land, you let me in
You always do

My reason is caught by a sudden gust
Of lateral thought that sweeps me
Far beyond
It's the opium of the night

And the ocean of words
That we throw in the air
Grow more absurd
And nobody seems to care
It's a refugee's respite
Cafe society

Late at night
While the city lies sleeping and solitude is keeping me awake
I think of you

Dim your lights
Oh, I want to sink deep in the river of oblivion you make,
I need it too
Let me check-in my mind
Wth my coat at the door,
'Cause I want to go flying
Where I've never been before
Some inviting dark ravine
If the hand that you hold
In the dead of the night
Is a little too cold
The body seems just right
It's a Toulouse Lautrec scene
Cafe society

"Excuse me, sir, are you a member?"

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