Thursday night

from by Paul Bell

  • Digital Track
    Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      £1 GBP  or more

    You own this



No album would be complete without a song about a group of old men. This is mine. We met them in a restaurant in Sheffield.


Friends since the war are worth fighting for
And so are the memories
We keep them alive, say goodbye to our wives
Just for the evening

A table for four
Who could ask for more

We’ve said goodbye with tears in our eyes
To those who have fallen
Time marches on, and though they are gone
They’re not forgotten

Food and friendship on a Thursday night
Yeah, we put the world to rights
Aching joints and fading sight
They don’t mean a thing tonight
Faces old but eyes still bright
Nothing’s ever black and white
I see things in a different light
The world’s a different place on Thursday night

Roll back the years, have a few beers
Flirt with the waitress
Friendship remains, it stays the same
Through all of life’s changes

They say we live our lives learning to be older
Well I don’t know if that’s true, but I could learn something from you


from Name in Lights, released March 1, 2009
Guitars and vocals - Paul Bell
Drums and percussion - James Middleton
Bass - Mark Prentice
Hammond - Mark Edwards


all rights reserved



Paul Bell Nottinghamshire, UK

"I like that, I like that very much - Clare Balding, BBC Radio 2.

Paul is a singer/songwriter based near Nottingham. Featured on BBC Introducing, toured the UK with Cafe Nero.

Gigs in Coffee Shops, Churches, Pubs, Festivals.

Four independently released solo albums.
... more

contact / help

Contact Paul Bell

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code