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East West Cafe

I was driving north away from home

Barely had a drop of gas

I pulled off in a town

Where I used to live

 

The East West Cafe

I knew I couldn’t stay

I couldn’t stay away

So many years have slipped away

Oh from the day

From the day, we first met

 

I’d been thinking about you for a while

And why you wrote to me

And there just off the freeway

And there it was

 

The East West Cafe

I knew I couldn’t stay

I couldn’t stay away

So many years have slipped away

Oh from the day

From the day, we first met

 

Oh tell me why can’t we go back

It’s never as sweet as the first time

It’s never quite what we remember

But our life and our chance has passed us by

 

When I walked in that final time

How I’d hoped things had changed

I took one last look at you

Then I drove away

The East West Cafe

I knew I couldn’t stay

I couldn’t stay away

 

So many years have slipped away

Oh from the day

From the day, we first met

 

Angie Foster © 2009

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About the author

Angie Foster

Angie Foster is a Portland singer, songwriter and composer. Her first album, “Never Forget,” grew out of the song of the same name that she wrote about the 9/11 attacks. “Can I Wish It for You” on that CD was featured in the independent film “Making Maya.” “The East West Café” is the signature song on her second album, “Hurry Up and Wait.” A blues number on that CD, “Why Do I Love That Man?,” was a finalist in the international 100% Music Songwriting Contest. Another blues song on the album, “Make It Alright,” was featured on a popular blues podcast that airs in the United States and Europe. Email Angie, if you want to buy the CD or go to cdbaby.com. Contact the author.
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