Cruel Light of Day

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Del Amitri

Del Amitri were a Scottish alternative rock band, formed in Glasgow, Scotland in 1983. The band grew out of Justin Currie's Jordanhill College School band and came together after teenager Currie placed an advertisement in the window of a music store asking for people who could play to contact him. … more »

Someone's opening up for business The morning rings the same old way
But someone should've taught me forgiveness Now I see it in the cruel light of day

Tell him, he's done me a kindness She was going to leave anyway
But love is such sweet blindness
'Til you see it in the cruel light of day

Last night was just a comedy And I woke up like a walking tragedy
And it was right in front of me
But I just laughed and turned my eyes away

So pour me another cup of coffee I ain't ever seen the city look so gray
And those pretty little diamonds in the darkness But they ain't no jewels in the cruel light of day

No, I ain't some accessory She can slip off from her back and just fold away
I don't need no one undressing me
When I wake up in the same suit everyday 
So someone's opening up for business The shutters roll so familiarly And out of darkness comes relief sing the witless But I don't see it in the cruel light of day
No, I don't see it in the cruel light of day


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