“Gray Diner at 5am” is particularly powerful. The song is so well written. I cannot separate out the lyric from the melody. They seem bound (and) that connectedness runs throughout the CD.” ~ Writer Bill Chretien, Keene, New Hampshire

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GRAY DINER AT 5AM  (1993)


Shiny stainless, neon sign, reminds me of a day gone by
Steaming coffee in a porcelain cup, rice pudding piled high
The road was callin’, my wheels a’rollin’, wish I were steady as this rain Jukebox music, Peter Paul & Mary, singin’ something ‘bout a train
Love the comfort that you provide me when on that stool I climb
Gray Diner at 5am, forever frozen in time, forever frozen in time

Hadn’t traveled old route 7 since my childhood summer holidays
When Mom was golden, Dad still livin’, dreamed it’d always be that way
Rode in the middle-53 Plymouth-a backseat sister on each side
Our fishin’ poles’ dark antennae waving in the boat behind
Love the comfort that you provide me when on that stool I climb
Gray Diner at 5am, forever frozen in time, forever frozen in time

High on that hollow seat, hear a hollow reed blowin’
My world is spinning ‘round,
Wait for me…wait for me

Man in an apron cookin’ potatoes, strips of bacon on the side
A smiling waitress comes to help me with her tired, lovin’ eyes
Shiny stainless, neon sign, reminds me of a day gone by
Steaming coffee in a porcelain cup, rice pudding piled high
Love the comfort that you provide me when on that stool I climb
Gray Diner at 5am, forever frozen in time, forever frozen in time
Forever frozen in time

Photo Credits
Header Photo | Suzhou, China ~ Francois Ferchaud
Song Lyrics & Samples