thank you for… lyrics – hall & oates

thank you for walking
thank you for spending one day,
with a stranger

good morning. h*llo! choose a color, carnation
we’ll walk along.

down round the pond, up the hill bricks and steeples
it’s not all gone… i recall

thank you for walking
thank you for spending one day,
with a stranger

thank you for talking
and showing the way to a stranger

wining and dining (what a september)
from bags by the river ( i should’ve worn a sweater)
a sun, sail, song (it’s cooler up here)

we sat on a wall (oh my)
rest our feet (just a little longer)
touch our noses

then slow poke on… oh, i recall

one red carnation
the color for april
and apples
and wine

i suppose it was white… but i needed the rhyme.

as i packed up to leave oh, i noticed the fountain,
the statue’s hand.

there in her bronzed, moistened, palm
red carnation
without you there… i recall

/ hall oates lyrics