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waiting at the end of the world


composers
Jim Kerr, Charlie Burchill, Kevin Hunter


publisher
© EMI Virgin Music / GMW Music / Bucks Music


background
This song was unofficially premiered by Jordi Tarda on the 21st October 2000.

"Remember it was written in 1999. End of the world then? Evidently not! Not even the end of an epoch! Although perhaps something died while something woke within me around the time of writing. Maybe it was the first time I felt the notion that it was OK to look back. Okay to pause." - Jim, Silver Box.


see also:
Aurora (Demo)


lyrics
The lyrics have never been published: a transcription follows

Her working name was Venus,
Real name Kate Magill,
Been looking at the tarot cards,
All of us said she will.
Looking through the picture book,
One last chance to see,
A photograph of you and her,
From 1983.

When she was up all night,
Waiting for the end of the world,
And for you she was the only...

Walked just like St Peter,
Dressed in silk and tanned.
Knew every hip philospher,
Held everyone's command.
Said you'd like to see her,
If no one was around.
Said she looked like Nico,
From the Velvet Underground.

When she was up all night,
Waiting for the end of the world,
And for you she was so lonely.

Hey! D'you see?
A cloud rolling back to me?
And hey, it's true.
No turning back for you.

I once knew a boy like you,
Oh now what am I to do?

It's a thought that's never ending,
The place that time forgot.
You might try to comprehend,
But you can never see the lot.
Grounded by the wasted,
Pounded endlessly.
Blinded by the headlights,
Of the 20th century.

When we were up all night,
Just waiting.

I once knew a boy like you,
Waiting at the end of the world.



discography
Unmastered Version (3:25)
Produced by: Charlie Burchill and Kevin Hunter
Mixed by: Charlie Burchill and Chris Fudurich
Engineer: Chris Fudurich

Our Secrets Are The Same Unmastered CD Our Secrets Are The Same Spanish Unmastered CD Our Secrets Are The Same German Unmastered CD

Album Version (3:25)
Produced by: Charlie Burchill and Kevin Hunter
Mixed by: Charlie Burchill and Chris Fudurich
Engineer: Chris Fudurich
Mastered by: Simon Heyworth

Our Secrets Are The Same Withdrawn CD Silver Box Promo CD #5 Silver Box