Gone and gone for good

Grown up and gone away

Passed from now to then like a river running by to

Rush headlong in to the sea


She hears the band play Ave Lolita

She sees her future coming to her in a flash

Starts counting hours, starts counting minutes

And walks the line while there’s still time

Ave Lolita


If you sleep at all sleep well for the coming day won’t spare you

If fear is the key you are locked outside the door

And you’ve been there before


When you heard the band play Ave Lolita

And you saw your future coming to you in a flash

Start counting hours, start counting minutes

And walk the line while there’s still time

Ave Lolita


Watch the sky for details, watch the distance for fire

Fiery pinpricks out of reach I can’t hold the lines of words

To tick them off but it won’t be long now


Cause she hears the band play Ave Lolita

She sees her future rushing by her in a flash

Starts counting hours, starts counting minutes

And walks the line she still can’t define

Ave Lolita