Monday, 12 November 2012

LOVE STREET


Recently, my Scottish friend Ruth (a Paisley girl) posted the picture below on my Facebook wall. It's a shot of the old St.Mirren Football Ground in Paisley, taken sometime in the 60's I believe. I've never been there and it's been knocked down now. But it was called LOVE STREET - which conjured up all kinds of nostalgic images in my overactive romantic head. So I wrote the poem below. No doubt the music will follow shortly ... Of course when you read ... it's pronounced Loooooove Street!

LOVE STREET

I left my heart on Love Street
On the old sunnyside where we used to meet.
We were young, we were brightful and we didn’t know a thing …
‘Cept how to laugh and how to cry and how to run and how to sing!

I met my girl on Love Street
‘Neath the old station clock, she was dressed real neat.
She was fresh, she was beautiful and her heart was still as pure …
As the driven snow, as glassy ice, as silky skin and cool allure.

CHORUS:
Yeah Love Street – still it beckons and even now I make a wish …
To walk that street again in spring, with the girl I love to kiss.

I left my dreams on Love Street
At the Club ‘O’ Shady, with the banga beat.
Where they dance and they’re joyful; music playin’ ‘til the dawn …
Of sunrise gold, of foxy turn, of windy warm and dewy lawn.

I left my soul on Love Street
At the old St.Mirren in the summer heat.
I was fast, I was dutiful, with a passion in my bones …
Within a team, within a band, with a voice of many tones.

CHORUS:
Yeah Love Street – still it beckons and even now I make a wish …
To walk that street again in spring, with the girl I love to kiss.

Photograph by Jennifer Smith for a  Seve Smith song  'Black & White Town'  - a song from
 'Love Street  - the Movie' - about St.Mirren Football Club - Paisley. © Jennifer Smith
http://www.creativematch.com/flair/photography-competition/jennifer-smith/3565/