flame turns blue lyrics – david gray

i went looking for someone i left behind
yeah, but no one, just a stranger did i find
i never noticed, hadn’t seen it as it grew
the void between us where the flame turns blue

different places, yeah but they all look much the same
dreams of faces in the streets devoured by names
i’m in collision with every stone i ever threw
and blind ambition where the flame turns blue

words dismantled, hey and all the books unbound
conversations, though we utter not a sound
i heard a rumor, i don’t know if it’s true
that you’d meet me when the flame turns blue
oh and now

so i venture underneath the leaden sky
see the freight train with it’s one fierce eye
and then i listen as it tears the night in two
with a whistle and the flame turns blue

in the morning i will sing
in the morning i will sing

through the lemon trees, the diamonds of light
break in splinters on the pages where i write
that if i lost you, i don’t know what i’d do
burn forever where the flame turns blue

yeah if i lost you, i don’t know what i’d do
burn forever where the flame turns blue

in the morning i will sing
in the morning i will sing
in the morning i will sing
woh, sing

/ david gray lyrics