Alleys of Madrid

Parrots fly the sky of blue
I feel lucky to be with you
To be with you here where I never want to die

9 of 10 are handsome men
And you see time and time again
Girls so pretty that it makes me want to cry

That was us, you and me
Being happy as we’ll ever be
Getting lost in the alleys of Madrid

Warm and dark, Halloween
Falls upon us like a dream
Trick or treats in the streets of Madrid

But sorrow, soft as snow
Casts her blanket upon my soul
‘Cause I know that we won’t see this again

That was us, you and me
Being happy as we’ll ever be
Getting lost in the alleys of Madrid

As the sun stalls and sets
The whole city’s lighting cigarettes
Ah, a town of no regrets
A town for you and me

At the dawn they clean the streets
While the rest of the city sleeps
And I think of all it’s secrets washed away

We leave our room for our train
Ain’t no coffee in all of Spain
At such an unholy hour of the day

That was us, you and me
Being happy as we’ll ever be
Getting lost in the alleys of Madrid

That was us, me and you
And if we’re feeling just a little blue:
We left our hearts in the alleys of Madrid

Written by Jeff Kelly © St. Brigid Publishing / BMI
Cover photo: 'Calle de la Cruz' by Susanne Kelly
Jeff Kelly: vocals, guitars, bass, tambourine, drums
Eric Padget: Flugelhorn, percussion