For Bumble

from About Time

When I picture Gra, it's always cold
Shaking off the rain and hanging up his coat
Brushing off his wide-brimmed hat
He takes a cigarette and swears he doesn't smoke

Could you really not see any way
Just to make it through another day?
Or maybe you were just afraid
Of being left, alone

A tall ship with his sails unfurled
He blustered through the tides
Or so you would believe
But the storms that raged inside his mind
Were hurricanes, hurled hate to deceive

But the ship was sinking much too fast
He's the last on board, he's lashed on to the mast
Unprepared to meet the coming storm
He's clinging on, alone

Who could live with that tomorrow?
Who could live with that today?
And if it's only time we borrow
Maybe we'll have time to pay
Time to pay
Time to pay
Time to pay

There's a space inside the place
He held in so many hearts
But the masks he used to hide his pain
Split the man, he played too many parts

With no anchor left to hold his place
He walked alone and stepped out into space
Now there's no need to be afraid
He'll never be alone

Who could live with that tomorrow?
Who could live with that today?
And if it's only time we borrow
Maybe we'll have time to pay
Time to pay
Time to pay
Time to pay

What did you see when you closed your eyes?
Did you see the pain that you left behind?
Left it all behind

What did you see when you closed your eyes?
Did you see the pain that you left behind?
Did you see the devil, or did you see god?
Was it heaven or was it hell?
Well you, you selfish sod!
And you should've seen your children cry
You should have seen their mother's eyes
And well, did you really mean to deal this blow?
Are you up there watching?
Did you see the show?
Did you see the show?
Did you see the show?
Did you steal the show?
Did you steal the show?
Did you steal the show?
Have you seen the show?
Did you steal the show?