never knew your name lyrics – madness

never knew your name

it was very late in the discotheque
i was feeling blue as i sometimes do
i turned around it was time to go
a face in the crowd a face i didn’t know
we got to talking for a little while
you said it’s not the sort of thing you usually do
talking to strangers so late in the night
these days you never know

well i thought you were nice i even told you so
but you smiled so shyly and said to me
i bet you say that to all the girls you meet
but it isn’t so
yes, the club was closing so we had to leave
we walked out together just a little ill at ease
i would have liked to have walked you home
but you said you’d catch the bus so i ended up alone

i never knew your name nor your telephone number
will i ever see you again? i wonder?

it wasn’t any longer than an hour or two
that lonely street i said goodbye to you
you glanced back at me as i turned the corner
was the last i saw of you

oh i wanted to call, call out your name
but stupid pride and idiot shame
hesitated, scared of playing the fool
so you walked away, from mr cool

i never knew your name nor your telephone number
will i ever see you again? i wonder?
no, i never knew your name nor your telephone number
will i see you again? oh girl i wonder?
it was very late in the discotheque
i was feeling blue as i sometimes do
i thought you were nice i told you so
but i ended up alone

no, i never knew your name nor your telephone number
will i ever see you again? girl, i wonder?

it’s so very late in the discotheque and i’m feeling blue
as i always do
i turn around ’cause its time to go

/ madness lyrics