A track from an EP released on CD by an earlier band Passionfish featuring several embers of the current Famous Blue Raincoat project: Wayne Gillespie (Guitar/Vocals), Rob Grosser (Drums), Rick Robertson (Sax) plus Peter Maloney (Bass) and Pam Drysdale (Accordion).

Lyrics

Once I was your Lover - Words & Music c. Wayne Gillespie

1) Once I was your lover, but now I'm not
Once we held each other, but now we've stopped
Once we had passion, once we had flame
Now it's only in anger that you call out my name

2) There's not much pepper but there's too much salt
When things aren't right why is it always my fault?
And though you complain it’s true that I tend to snap!
I guess we caught this disease through lack of contact

Bridge:

Still every morning brings a new day
But by the evening we’ve got nothing to say
But still we wait on the dock though our ship has sailed
Too stubborn to admit that we have failed.

3) Instrumental Harmonica

4) Once I could calm all your doubts and fears
Once I could easily dry your tears
Once I could make you laugh I could lift your spirits high
Now I can’t even stop that sadness that’s in your eye

Bridge:

Still every morning brings a new day
But by the evening we’ve got nothing to say
But still we wait on the dock though our ship has sailed
Too stubborn to admit that we have failed.


5) Once I was your lover, but now I’m not
Once we even cared for one another, but now we’ve stopped
Once we talked it over when we went wrong
Yes once you were my friend, but now you’ve gone.

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