From the album Man With a Love Song

JH: vox, soprano ukulele, banjo ukulele, violins, percussion
Julia Booth: harmony vox

Lyrics

If she is the girl next door then
he is the boy from two doors away,
unremarkable in every way except for one.

He loves the girl next door and through all the
boredom and humdrum of life its the kind of
love that has survived and here is the reason why:

On Wednesdays they meet in the middle of the road;
they’re halfway to nowhere same old, same old
and they dance the satisfactory waltz.

It’s another satisfactory waltz
Positively average
Not a single arris edge
Not even a crack in the wall

It’s another satisfactory waltz
Entirely unmemorable
Yet somehow kind of beautiful
The satisfactory waltz.

She loves the boy in spite of his ordinary
looks and ordinary ways his mediocre
means his adequate taste and here is the reason why:

Next Wednesday they’ll meet same place same time;
same hat, same shoes, same bottle of wine
and they’ll dance the satisfactory waltz.

It’s another satisfactory waltz
Positively average
Not a single arris edge
Not even a crack in the wall

It’s another satisfactory waltz
Entirely unmemorable
Yet somehow kind of beautiful
The satisfactory waltz.