Heartless Hotel


Take a leaf and watch it flutter,

Green and young dancing in the sun.

Take a life and watch it stutter.

Is that you at the door coming back for more?


Well come on take my heart that's what you came for.

It's packed and ready, and waiting by the door.

Go transplant it in somebody

Who really needs it

I don't need it anymore.

It's my heart that brought me into this hell

Into this hopeless situation in a heartless hotel.


Where nothing ever seemed quite real

In the moments that we'd steal.

It seemed so hopeless,

And I felt so helpless

In this oh so very heartless

In this oh so very heartless hotel.


Don't you tell me you don't want it now?

Pick it up take it with you -

It's the least you can do.

Go on take it take it take it

As a monument to you.


I don't think I want to hear you explain

How you'll love me forever

But you can't cause her pain.

I think I'd rather hear some cosy cheating lies

And donate my heart to a coward in disguise.

But do you think before you leave

You could look me once in the eyes?

With those eyes that brought me into this hell

Into this hopeless situation in a heartless hotel.


No don't touch me -

I don't want to anymore.

Without a heart it makes me feel like a whore.

And even a whore she needs a heart for passion.

Let's say you won my heart and I lost my passion.

And anyway it's passion that brought me into this hell -

Into this pointless conversation in a heartless hotel.


Look just because I use the word whore

You don't have to say I look 'Madonnaesque'

As if that could compensate for all this mess.

Please don't make me give you details

Of the pain you've caused

And all this love you've put me through!

Go on just take it take it take it

As a monument to you.


Do you know I'm still not sure for whom you feel the guilt

But I've had that trip right up to the hilt.

Being with me means you losing half in the revolution.

You say you'll leave her in time

But love's not evolution.

So pick it up take it with you -

It's the least you can do.

Shall I call the porter to take it down for you?


Well I can see you're becoming visibly restless

Now things are on the edge of pretend.

So why don't you just leave

'Cause what I need is a friend.

Only a friend, only a friend can lift me out of this hell -

Out of this hopeless situation in a heartless hotel.


Where nothing ever seemed quite real

In the moments that we'd steal.

Is it only in dreams that we can be happy?

Is it only in dreams?

Is it only in dreams?"


Take a leaf and watch it flutter

Green and young dancing in the sun

Take a life and watch it………

"Is that you at the door -

'Come to pick me up off the floor?

Hey look I'm really sorry to drag you out here."

"That's ok that's what friends are for -

Oh by the way I tripped over this at the door!"


© Felicity Buirski 1985.

Heartless Hotel

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