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​Jayne From Andromeda Spiral

This song is by Clifford T. Ward and appears on the album No More Rock 'N' Roll (1975) and on the album Bittersweet (1999).

Late last night the midnight movie
Went out in a blaze of clichés
A cultured voice whispered goodnight
And suggested I switch off the set
Well my eyes felt so heavy, the sofa so warm
That I slept till the static awoke me
And there on the screen, such as I've never seen
Was a girl strange and beautiful, smiling.

Jayne from Andromeda Spiral
Jayne from Andromeda Spiral

Well I looked in amazement, she gazed at me, so intent
Was her expression and then
She spoke oh so frail in technical detail
Of her world so that someone might hear
Well science is inexcusably intricate
Love is rewardingly simple
She smiled tenderly, looking so heavenly
That I longed to be way out in space with ...

Jayne from Andromeda Spiral
Jayne from Andromeda Spiral

Then she said 'goodbye' and though vainly I tried
To say 'stay', the picture broke up
I'm a little too late to communicate
For the distance is too great between us
It's all of two million light years ...

Jayne from Andromeda Spiral
Jayne from Andromeda Spiral
Jayne from Andromeda Spiral
Jayne from Andromeda Spiral
(Repeat and fade).