The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #12872   Message #151254
Posted By: Sean
18-Dec-99 - 03:42 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Red Cortina
Subject: Lyr Add: RED CORTINA
Hi R.B.,

I'm going to stick to guns on this one, from what I mailed before: I don't think it is a Christmas song. It's about first love, and the line is "(A) First love stays with you forever."

My ear has it thusly:

Factory house outside of town
Pretty name I can't remember
Christmas party '77
First love stays with you forever

CHORUS: And ever and ever
First love stays with you forever
(And ever and ever)
First love stays with you forever

(Outside at school?) I'd try to meet you
Your father used to drop you off
You'd step out of a red Cortina
You looked so pretty on those winter mornings
Forever. . .

Chorus

Close your eyes for just one moment
Disco at the start of summer
Sun still shining through the window
And you were just about to blossom

Chorus:
Forever and ever
First love stays with you forever
Forever and ever
First love stays with you forever
And ever and ever
Sun still shining through the window
And you were just about to blossom

Repeat chorus and fade