Note: During World War II there grew up a new breed of ‘time waits for no-one’ or ‘what if there is no next time’ song. Room 504 was one of the songs that best symbolise the pleasure and pain under war time conditions.
Knowing love and grief share the same body
I fear I am tried,
tried and found wanting.
for room Five Hundred and Six,
before you arrived
I am too old for a surfeit of mourning.
This is too precious to spill.