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The Corner Sidewalk Café by Martie Hevia


Song Backstory | The Corner Sidewalk Café


Early in the morning,
Walking to the corner café.
(Back Vocals: My café)
The fog rolled down the hill
From the San Francisco Bay…
Coloring my world in shades of gray…
(Back Vocals: So gray)
Covering the years of tears and pain.
(Back Vocals: Too much pain)
Wish it would just rain.
(Back Vocals: Let it rain)
How I wish it would rain.
~
A hot cappuccino,
(Back Vocals: So hot)
Sprinkled with cinnamon, kisses my lips.
As the steam rises to my face,
Come flashes of moments I miss.
Artists and poets, authors and scholars,
Lovers and broken-hearteds.
Sitting alone or in pairs,
(Back Vocals: In pairs)
Falling deep into thoughts or prayers.
(Back Vocals: Desperate prayers)
Nothing in common,
but souls drawn to the corner sidewalk café.
(Back Vocals: My café)
~
Go by to see the new art
(Back Vocals: Your art)
Hanging on the walls so gray.
(Back Vocals: Dirty gray)
Or see new people stopping by
Or strolling by the sidewalk café.
(Back Vocals: Strolling by)
To join the endless symphony
Of voices and café noises…
To add to the cacophony
Of cups meeting saucers
~
Studying faces,
Guessing at their histories.
Casually eavesdropping
(Back Vocals: Reluctantly)
On nearby conversations.
Feeling myself sink…
(Back Vocals: Sink-ing)
Into deep thoughts and memories.
(Back Vocals: Sad memories)
[Instrumental]
~
Beyond the window,
The fog gives way to the late morning sun.
(Back Vocals: That warm sun)
The colors are returning.
The memories are receding;
now almost gone.
(Back Vocals: Almost gone)
~
As I watch the world
From the bottom of this hill.
It is another beautiful
San Francisco day.
Outside the cocoon
of the corner sidewalk café.
(Back Vocals: My café)
And yet how I wish
(Back Vocals: I wish)
It would rain…
(Back Vocals: Let it rain)
Oh, I wish it would rain.
(Back Vocals: Let it rain)




The Corner Sidewalk Café | Martie Hevia (c) All Rights Reserved

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