The music dates from '96. These lyrics belong to 2008.
Silver Rose 1996/2008
The last time I took the underground
there were just two people and me
stations shuffled by us one by one.
The old man & his wife came near
and sat a touch away
I raised my eyes - she said excuse me son
We know you more than you'll understand
we may be strangers to you
a kindness we would ask to help us travel on
I said 'of course' and on my palm
she placed a silver rose
an envelope he passed into my other hand
Take this flower and it's memories
they will never fade
and we will keep the promises we made
The address was clear, I new the street
in half a mile I was there
the stairway not the kind of place I'd call.
She looked at me with suspicious eyes
till the rose lay in her hand
she held the door as though perhaps she'd fall
I told the tale of the subway car
described the people I'd seen
she whispered it's impossible, they've gone
the letter trembled in her hand
as tears fell from her eyes
the words she read still with me in the dawn
Take this flower and it's memories.....