5AM in Amsterdam

key of [D]

Is a bell ringing in my head?
I remember you once said
“It’s just a trick of lightning, Chel’
Just tripping over power lines”
I’m living alone now…

It’s not clear if the sound I hear
Is just the ringing in my ears
There it is again…
Did you hear that?!

It’s 5 a.m. in Amsterdam
and this is how I know
Not by a voice on my portable radio
The batteries are old

It’s 5 a.m. in Amsterdam
and this is how I know
Not by a digital watch
I don’t even own one

It’s 5 a.m. in Amsterdam
and this is how I know
Not by a traveler’s clock
It wound down long ago

It’s 5 a.m. in Amsterdam
and this is how I know
There’s a church beside a park
And it fills the dying dark
With five strokes
There it is again…
Did you hear that?!
Did you hear that

Texas Campfire Tapes (Cooking Vinyl 1987) / Texas Campfire Takes (Mighty Sound 2003)

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My grandmother had a Miss Margaret’s School of Dance to teach tap and ballet to kids, but I never studied it. I was raised a Mormon and they’re dancing fools. It’s the only vice they have – dancing.