Ray Davies

Music

Lyrics

Mystery Room

It’s the middle of the night and I look in the mirror
Hey man, what do you see?
Hear the sound of the train by the river
Crying out follow me
And the four walls knock me out of bed
Run down the street, rain on my head
Since I was a kid always wanted to see it
Now I’m faced with mortality

Yeah I hear the greeting yet my heart still beating
Yet my heart’s still beating
Now there’s no retreating
Going into the mystery room

Yeah my brain’s hit a brick wall
Yeah my body’s in free fall
Must be something weird going on in my head
Short circuited cross wired up on the high wire

Hear them play that honky-tonk tune
As we walk to that mystery room
Yeah can you feel the gloom
Lifting in the mystery room

Yeah, flight or fight face the fear
Or live in denial turn around get out of here
Or medication in the hope it might disappear
But if you can’t see it, you can’t beat it

Meanwhile they’re playing my tune
It’s raining out there but in here it’s June
Big black cloud covering us with gloom
That’s why I hide in my mystery room

Come and join me
It’s a moment too soon
Get your head in the clouds and disappear
’Cos I’m here in my mystery room

Come and join us
We’re here in the mystery room
Come and join us
We’re here in the mystery room oh yeah

Yeah, I hear the greeting
Yet my heart’s still beating
Now there’s no retreating
Going into the mystery room. Ha.