The End Of The Affair

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Some references to the Greene novel, "The End of the Affair". Also to some old postcards and things (including the daily moral inventory, pictured) we've found over the years.

lyrics

The church bells were ringing, announcing new resolve
The same bells that told me that the war had been won
Announcing to the world in their dulcet tones
The end of the affair
The end of the affair

When I grow old I’ll count my money
In silver coins and little boxes on the ground
If I have time, I’ll count my lovers
In silvers frames and yellow pictures of the mind
The curtain calls, two eyes receding
Like those above at the end of the affair

And the church bells were ringing, announcing new resolve
The same bells that told me that the war had been won
Announcing to the world in their dulcet tones
The end of the affair
The end of the affair


When we are gone, they’ll play our records
And hear the sound of little voices that they find
In place of you, they’ll read your letters
And speculate on what is lost between the lines
So long ago, someone was lonely
Could hardly wait to begin the whole affair

And the old men were singing in the hotel down the road
And I found the perfect prayer that seemed to suit the winter mood
Oh God, you’ve done enough, you’ve robbed me of enough
Leave me alone forever, leave me alone forever
At the end of the affair
The end of the affair

credits

from Doreen, Doreen (Album, 2015), released December 21, 2015

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