Don’t Stop Believing

Published March 1, 2012 by Laitie

Just a small town girl, livin’ in a lonely world
She took the midnight train goin’ anywhere

She sat and stared out the dingy train window, watching the midnight world pass by her dull eyes. She didn’t notice the boy sitting across from her.

Just a city boy, born and raised in south Detroit
He took the midnight train goin’ anywhere

He had noticed the girl, but was more interested in staring out his own window. He was going to get his life started somewhere else.

The train came to its stop and both man and woman decided to get off. He glanced over at her as they walked off, thinking it wouldn’t hurt to have some company tonight.

A singer in a smokey room
The smell of wine and cheap perfume

They found a sign still blinking “OPEN.” The bar was hosting a karaoke night. He dared her to sing. She dared him to play his guitar with her.

For a smile they can share the night
It goes on and on and on and on

They both had a little too much to drink. Smiles turned to laughs, turning to kisses, turning to an open motel room. The beginning of the rest of their lives.

Strangers waiting, up and down the boulevard
Their shadows searching in the night
Streetlights, people, living just to find emotion
Hiding, somewhere in the night.

Strangers, sharing the bed. Strangers, falling in love. Strangers, finding each other when they didn’t realize they were searching.

They talk the morning away. Not daring to give too much information. Not daring to ruin the moment of it all.

Working hard to get my fill,
Everybody wants a thrill
Payin’ anything to roll the dice,
Just one more time
Some will win, some will lose
Some were born to sing the blues
Oh, the movie never ends
It goes on and on and on and on

Time catches up with them, and they meet at the alter. I do.

Strangers waiting, up and down the boulevard
Their shadows searching in the night
Streetlights people, living just to find emotion
Hiding, somewhere in the night.

Every day, they remind their children,

Don’t stop believin’
Hold on to the feelin’
Streetlights people .

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