Cocos Island

Midsummer Market

From the album Snowmen & Kings

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When it’s 2 o’clock in the middle of the night
And everybody’s in bed,
In Cocos Island it’s early in the morning
And everyone’s awake instead.
So if you’re feeling lonely just ring them to say,
“How is the weather is it fine today?”
If you’re feeling lonely just ring them to say,
“How is the weather today?”

When it’s Sunday morning in Milton Keynes,
It’s Saturday night in Milwaulkee.
I get a call from my Uncle Paul
While he’s still having a party.
And as the birds start singing I lift my head,
As I get up he’ll be off to bed,
And as the birds start singing I lift my head,
As Uncle Paul goes to bed.

Look at your watch when dialling international,
Work it all out on a calculator.
Woken in the night and no-one’s ever rational,
Think I’d better phone later.

I can hear the echo on the telephone line
When you call from Singapore,
And it’s always nice when I hear you twice,
But still I want to hear more.
And although you are so many hours away,
Technology lets me hear you today.
Although you are so many hours away
I can hear every word you say.

Who says tomorrow never comes?
I wonder: could they be wrong?
‘Cause when it’s Sunday evening in Stoke-on-Trent
It’s Monday in Hong Kong.
So call them as they’re awakening,
To find out what the next day will bring,
So call them as they’re awakening,
To see what tomorrow will bring,


Words and music © Simon Mayor & Hilary James
Illustrations by Hilary James