KATIE MELUA

Lyrics

A Time To Buy

October 2016

It’s a time to buy
A time for shopping
Go into the store and make a choice
But everything she sees it’s like they’re talking
Talking at her with a different voice

Laura’s head is buzzing can’t remember what she came here for
Couldn’t keep her promise not to gaze at things she can’t afford
Cause there’s shoes, bags, silk scarfs and dreams of summer days
And now she’s wording a letter to her bosses for a raise
But then she passes the baby section with the tiniest shoes on shiny trays

It’s a time to buy
A time for shopping
Go into the store and make a choice
But everything she sees it’s like they’re talking
Talking at her with a different voice
There’s the singer’s voice
And her mother’s pleas
And the voice of countless charities
But the one she hears with certainty says
Have it all

Margaret’s by the mannequins
gazing at their suits and shoulders
Still no man and it’s another year of winter holidays
But soon she’ll have him and buy him a suit like this
And they’ll go skiing every year
He’s around the corner
the man who’ll love her and understand her and her career

It’s a time to buy
A time for shopping
Go into the store and make a choice
But everything she sees it’s like they’re talking
Talking at her with a different voice
There’s the singer’s voice
And her mother’s pleas
And the voice of countless charities
But the one she hears with certainty says
Have it all

Music & Lyrics: Katie Melua Acoustic Guitar: Katie Melua Drums: Joel Harries Double Bass: Tim Harries Piano harmonics: Katie Melua