Send Me One Line

Written by: 
J. Martyn
1 Oct 1987

I feel that I have known you for a lifetime now,
Though these eyes of mine have never touched your face.
The distance between us seems so great sometimes.
How I need your love to fill this empty space..

I keep a watch and I keep waiting,
I keep a watch and I keep waiting;
I keep a watch, I keep waiting for some kind of sign.
I keep a watch and I keep waiting,
I keep a watch and I keep waiting;
I keep a watch, close watch on this heart of mine.

Send me one line - tell me who you are.
Send me one line - tell me just what might have been.
Send me one line - tell me who you are,
Send me one line...

I know we never meet, I know you understand.
Every shade of love and every dream I have to hide.
With every day that slips away, I read your name again,
And I try to push away the pain inside.

I keep a watch and I keep waiting,
I keep a watch and I keep waiting;
I keep a watch, I keep waiting for some kind of sign.
I keep a watch and I keep waiting,
I keep a watch and I keep waiting;
I keep a watch, close watch on this heart of mine.

Send me one line - tell me who you are.
Send me one line - tell me just what might have been.
Send me one line - to tell me who you are,
Send me one line...

I keep a watch and I keep waiting,
I keep a watch and I keep waiting;
I keep a watch, I keep waiting for some kind of sign.
I keep a watch and I keep waiting,
I keep a watch and I keep waiting;
I keep a watch, a close watch on this heart of mine.

Send me one line - tell me who you are.
Send me one line - tell me just what might have been.
Send me one line - tell me who you are,
Send me one line...

[repeat chorus]

muffnote:
According to John, the song was written for a 1986 movie called 84 Charing Cross Road but it has not been used for the score. The film is about the (postal and unrequited) love between a British book shop clerk (Anthony Hopkins) and an American playwright (Anne Bancroft).

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