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Thursday night

from Name in Lights by Paul Bell

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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


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Paul Bell Nottinghamshire, UK

"Melodic Bliss" - BBC Introducing.

Paul is a singer, songwriter and worship leader based near Nottingham. Featured on BBC Radio 2, BBC Introducing. Appeared at Greenbelt, Big Church Day Out, Spring Harvest and other UK Festivals

New worship music releasing 2023.
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