The Last Show

Story Behind The Song

I wrote this song a while ago after watching an old and rather ornate cinema being turned into a flash and cheap looking Bingo hall. For what it's worth, that is now also closed and it's probably only a matter of time before some Yuppy re-develops it int

Song Description

The demise of the old cinemas

Song Length 4:36 Genre Folk - Contemporary, Folk - General
Tempo Medium Slow (91 - 110) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Peaceful Subject Change
Language English Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

THE LAST SHOW

They?re taking down the silver screen
And ripping up the seats
So we?ll say good-bye to the back row
Where the lovers used to meet

The walls that held the laughter
And the darkness that hid the tears
And the ice cream shining usherettes
Now quietly disappear

And they?re all disappearing
Disappearing over night
Fading in to the darkness
Every time you turn out your light

Say good-bye to the sad old mad
With flickering appeal
Who loved the old projector
And yet cursed from reel to reel

No more box office gambles
To an audience of five
But gambles of another kind
Eyes down to stay alive

And they?re all disappearing
Disappearing over night
Fading in to the darkness
Every time you turn out your light

Beautiful musically and production very nice. Reminds me of Dan Fogelberg.

Good work John.........sad song......good message.......

Lyrics J C Evans Music J C Evans
Performance J C Evans
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