Al Stewart - Delia's Gone Lyrics

Delia's gone
And the days they run so slow
Here in the islands
Delia's gone

It's the only thing you know
Here in the silence
Fine rain combs the sand
The first breath of winter across the land
Try but you won't understand
How she could slip right through your hands
Delia's gone.

Delia's friends no longer come to call
What can they say now
Delia's pictures are hanging on the wall
You can't look away now
Dream figures with moons for eyes
Stare from under an alien sky
Seem to watch as you pass them by
If they should know, they won't say why
Delia's gone.

Delia's gone like a darkening of the sky
A change in the weather
Delia's gone like a moment out of time
Maybe forever
Lines of coffee cups on parade
Soldiers for keeping the night away
Soon, too soon, you'll be moving out
There's nothing here to hold you now
Delia's gone.

Delia left Tony
On a hot summer night
She would not go for him and so
He shot her down at sight
Delia gone, one more round, Delia gone!

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  1. jay waites

    What a wonderful writer and musician.

  2. wgwilson

    How the heck do you figure out the time signature on this one? It's crazy!

  3. S Everly

    I was at Al's house when he was at the piano working on this. Then I went home and played it on my piano. It was exciting to watch it being created and then hear the final version. i was at the Roxy for the live recording of the album--very exciting times!

    Nilla Wiggs

    S Everly Suuuuuure you were

    matt crook

    How cool!


    @Nilla Wiggs , it doesn't sound like something impossible. Why would he lie? No money is to be gained.

  4. Neil W

    Beautiful song

  5. unsafesax

    PHIL KENZIE The legendary sax soloist on all of Al Stewart's hits
    will be appearing at the upcoming "once in a lifetime" concert at The Royal Albert Hall on October 15th. This concert coincides with the release of Phil's CD, " A Night With The Cat" which will be available for purchase.
    A tribute to Al Stewart's artistry, it is an instrumental version of the magical lyrics of "The Year of The Cat". which will be enjoyed by all on this very special night.

  6. Ricky M

    This is about a girl named Delia Green who only lived 14 years, right?

    Marva Grossman

    No, that's a different song by the same title. As far as I can tell, this song doesn't have anything to do with the murder of Delia Green in 1900.