This song, recorded in 2012 by Paul Buchanan, lead singer of the wonderful Blue Nile, is another of those songs that I like but which you might not know.
It is short, delicate, and achingly poignant. It makes me remember things lost.
I just wish I had written these words.
Mid Air by Paul Buchanan
‘The buttons on your collar
The colour on your hair
I think I see you everywhere
I want to live forever,
And watch you dancing in the air
All the lies and make-believe,
The very things that one day leave
But I can see you standing in mid-air
The girl I want to marry, upon the high trapeze
The day she fell and hurt her knee
And only time can make you
The wind that blows away the leaves
For everything the life was worth
The fallen snow, the virgin birth
Yeah I can see you standing in mid-air
I can see you standing in mid air.’
Music and lyrics © Paul Buchanan
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The music is here – no video I’m afraid – like many of the songs I post, there wasn’t one made.