We've got to stop meeting like this

04:48
Phil Smith (with Sarah Eida)
Phil Smith/Sarah Eida

Story

From the 'I Work Nights' liner notes:

I knew I wanted to have a duet on the album and wanted to sing it with the wonderful Sarah Eida, so I sat down at the piano and wrote this one in cold blood. When Sarah came over to record, she helped me finish writing this, one of my favourites.

Lyrics

4 o'clock in the morning

I can't get you out of my head

And my brain is humming with all those things

I very nearly said

You know my friends don't like you

They think you're bitter, twisted and old

But right now I would give up everything

To watch you get involved

If I find you in a doorway

Waiting for your man to come home

I'll disappear like circus smoke

And call you up later on

I don't know where this is going

Maybe just one more kiss

But I know

We've got to stop meeting like this

6 o'clock and it's raining

I'm standing at the factory gate

I am waiting for the whistle to blow

So we can make our escape

Something about you holds me

Holds me deep but I don't know

Is it wrong or is it right

To carry on this Midnite Show?

If I find you in a doorway

Waiting for your man to come home

I'll disappear like circus smoke

And call you up later on

I don't know where this is going

Maybe just one more kiss

But I know

We've got to stop meeting like this

Oh give me something to believe in

Oh tell me something I don't know...I don't know


Now it's 5 o'clock in the morning

I can't get you out of my head

My mouth is dry, I can't think straight

And what was that you nearly said?

You know my friends don't like you

They think you're evil, twisted and bold

But right now I would give you everything

And you know that I can't be told

If I find you in a doorway

Waiting for your man to come home

I'll disappear like circus smoke

And call you up later on

I don't know where this is going

Maybe just one more kiss

But I know

We've got to stop meeting like this