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CANDLES AND WINE

Verse One
He writes the words of a lonely man
Copies a verse from a paperback
He finds a rhyme that says it all
Wraps up his feelings in a paper ball
Finds a floral envelope and fills it with a wish
Seals it with a kiss - like dreamers do

Chorus
Candles and wine, kisses and lies
Wishes like ships that pass in the night
Should never set sail on a stormy sea
Why do these things never happen to me?
Candles and wine, kisses and lies

Verse Two
She finds a note on her doormat
She hates it when they spell her name like that
And she hates floral envelopes and tacky words of love
It’s her belief there‘s no such thing as ‘love’
Clumsy letters spell the words ‘Not known at this address’
She puts the letter in the bin what was he thinking of?

Chorus
Candles and wine, kisses and lies
Wishes like ships that pass in the night
Should never set sail on her stormy sea
Why do these things always happen to me?
Candles and wine, kisses and lies

Instrumental Section

Chorus (repeat, with 'why do these things keep on happenin' to me)

Verse Three
He writes the words of a lonely man
copies a verse from a paperback, paperback

Outro

credits

from Silhouettes and Pirouettes Vol​.​4, released May 24, 2014
Alex Vann: vocals and guitars, bass, piano and programming.
Chelsea Wood: saxophone and vocals

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Alex Vann Wolverhampton, UK

Alex Vann is a Wolverhampton singer/songwriter with many years’ experience in bands and as a solo artist. He started writing songs at 15 and has a highly distinctive acoustic guitar style, impassioned vocals and is also an accomplished pianist.
He has a knack for writing catchy choruses and his music has been used on television, films and radio.
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