BERKLEY HOUSE HOTEL (Robert J. Purvis)


Twenty-four miles from the city

Finally here, gee it's good to be home once again

Hotel no longer looks pretty

Falling behind, all the curtains are wasting away, yeah


CHORUS:

Berkley House is standing in the square

And all the clouds above, they linger low

No one ever comes here anymore

No one ever comes here anymore


Bristling hard like the clover

Covered up chairs, broken frames don't allow me to see

Thinking it carefully over

Looking at you, in reflection you're looking at me


repeat CHORUS


Maybe I'm wrong but I've really been too long away from here

Maybe I'm crazy but something keeps telling me "stay," yeah

And I wasn't born to resist everything that keeps calling me

And I wasn't made to evade what my eyes really see


La la, la la la la la la la la la la la la la la

La la la la la la la la la la la la, la la la

And I wasn't born to resist everything that keeps calling me

And I wasn't made to evade what my eyes really see


[slide guitar solo]


©1975 Ganga Publishing B.V.

lyrics from Harder To Live LP lyric sheet insert
corrections by Tom Brennan


BERKLEY HOUSE HOTEL (Robert J. Purvis)

[Live on WCMF version]

Twenty-four miles from the city

Finally here, gee it's good to be home once again

Hotel no longer looks pretty

Falling behind, all the curtains are wasting away, yeah


CHORUS:

Berkley House is standing in the square

And all the clouds above, they linger low

No one ever comes here anymore

No one ever comes here anymore


Bristling hard like the clover

Covered up chairs, broken frames don't allow me to see

Thinking it carefully over

Looking at you, in reflection you're looking at me, yeah


repeat CHORUS


Maybe I'm wrong but I've really been too long away from here

Maybe I'm crazy but something keeps telling me "stay"

And I wasn't born to resist everything that keeps calling me

And I wasn't made to evade what my eyes really see


La la, la la la la la la la la la la la la la la

La la la la la la la la la la la la, la la la

And I wasn't born to resist everything that keeps calling me

And I wasn't made to evade what my eyes really see.


[acoustic guitar]


©1975 Ganga Publishing B.V.

lyrics from Harder To Live LP lyric sheet insert
modified by Tom Brennan