Ray Davies's
Working Man's Café cover

All Lines

She's got a heart of gold.
She's got a hold on me.
She's got all expenses paid.
She's got ducks, ducks on the wall, (2)
She's got ducks, ducks on the wall.
She's got everything. (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) (11) (12) (13)
She's got the best of both worlds
She's happy now her baby's coming home again.
She's impaled, in Holloway jail.
She's in perpetual midnight,
She's just a substitute
She's just sitting by the telephone, like a yo-yo.
She's left so soon
She's livin' in a world of her own.
She's not around
She's out of view
She's really got it made.
She's Rita Hayworth or Doris Day,
She's so angry
She's so darling, all the fellas do agree,
She's the lady of my dreams.
She's thinking to herself,
She's walkin' on the surrey with the fringe on top,
She always said that it would never ever work out
She always smiled even when she felt low.
She can't afford the time or the fare
She can't see me staring at her
She can't see my motivation (2)
She couldn't act much but she put on a show.
She couldn't stand the boredom
She didn't cover up or try to conceal,
She didn't cover up the inside,
She didn't know whether she should get angry or not bat an eye
She didn't learn it at high school or from a glossy magazine
She didn't say, she didn't ask, she just went.
She feeds the ducks, looks at the flowers.
She got a heart of gold.
She got all the angles,
She had a hug like a vice (2)
She had a timeless glow, she was the image of youth
She had nothing to hide, she put it all out to show.
She had some pile-drivin' kisses (2)
She had to be a young executive
She helps him wipe
She is by my side
She is free from harm
She is gone and now there's no one else to love
She is gone and now there's no one else to take her place
She is gone and now there's no one left (2)
She is gone, (2)
She is mine forever, now,
She is sorry, she just had to break the chains.
She is the sweetest girl I know. (2) (3)
She just decided to go out and make it alone.
She just decided to go out and make it solo.
She just went, (2)
She kissed me on the cheek and I moaned (2) (3)
She knows they get away with things she never could,
She left a message after the tone,
She left him lying on Skid Row
She let's the music dictate the way that she feels.
She lives in a house that's near decay,
She looked alright,
She looked like skin and bone.
She looked outta sight.
She looked so corporate and clean
She looks at you twice and your heart skips a beat
She looks like a prima donna
She looks like skin and bone
She looks so weak and fragile that's why she tried to be so hard
She makes my heart start a-bumping and a-jumping
She never sees the day,
She picked me up and sat me on her knee
She really couldn't call up her mother
She said "Better stop, my husband's"
She said don't you leave me alone (2) (3)
She said get down that labour exchange,
She said I could do with a rest
She said that I'm not her kind
She said, "man, there's really something wrong with you."
She says a change is as good as a rest
She says it helps their relationship
She says, Baby take me out for a dance
She should have been made of iron or steel,
She showed it all on the outside,
She shuts out the day,
She sings along with all the saddest songs,
She squeezes once or twice and I moan (2)
She thinks you're in some kind of movie.
She threw away her dirty dishes just to be free again
She took all her pretty coloured clothes,
She took half the money that was earned in some far distant land
She tried to make the swinging city scene,
She used to be so cuddly,
She used to be so fat,
She walked up to me and she asked me to dance
She walks to work but she's still in a daze,
She was a lady when she went in,
She was a lady, when she went in,
She was always a rover,
She was just beginning to excel,
She was just succeeding in the city,
She was sick and tired of country life.
She was so jealous of her sister (2) (3) (4)
She was talking to another guy
She was there at the beginning, she's still out there today
She was young and ever so pretty,
She wastes her life away,
She wears it when she's cleaning the windows
She wears it when she's scrubbing the stairs
She wears the trousers and smokes the pipe
She weighed just about sixteen stone
She went and took the rap for him,
She wore her Sunday hat so she'd impress me,
She would always cook dinner on Thanksgiving Day
She would be ready but she'd always make him wait.
Shepherds of the Nation. (2)
Shepherds of the Nations.
Should always go to sleep at night,
Should feel happy, should feel glad.
Should she go or stay or should she try to get a trial separation
Shout out, ring the bells (2)
Shout out, tell the world I'm in love (2)
Show a little bit of emotion (2)
Show a little bit of real emotion
Show compassion and self-righteousness and be honest above all
Show me a man who says he can live without bread
Show me an upright respected man
Show me who I am? I know who I am you upstart! How dare you intrude.
Show us a man who'll be our Saviour and will lead us.
Show us a man who'll understand us, guide us and lead us. (2)
Show us a man.
Show what they're all about
Shows us the warning signs
Shut your face!
Shut your mouth,
Sick and tired of living on loans,
Side benefits like prioroty seating at football matches. And I thought
Side by side they marched together fighting so their children
Side by side with petty crime
Sign on the dotted line.
Silly boy ya' self-destroyer. (2)
Silly boy ya' self-destroyer. Silly boy ya' self-destroyer
Silly boy you got so much to live for
Simple rules and simple plans,
Since I can't remember when.
Since I last set eyes on the church with the steeple
Since I went away from home
Since my girl left me behind
Since you've been gone, end of the season
Since you've joined the upper classes,
Since you tried to change your life,
Since you went away
Sincerity don't stand a chance. (2)
Sing me a song or two,
Sing Mr. Songbird, (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) (11) (12)
Singapore to Hong Kong
Singers come and go, (2)
Single bars and gay cafés
Sipping at my ice cold beer,
Sipping at my soda, (2) (3) (4)
Sipping at my tea,
Sit back in your old rocking chair (2)
Sit in the open sunlight.
Sittin' round feeling persecuted and abused
Sitting alone on my hotel
Sitting by a gasfire in a drafty bedsit
Sitting by my stereo all alone
Sitting by the riverside with you.
Sitting by the sea,
Sitting by the swimming pool
Sitting in a big chair
Sitting in my hotel room, thinking about the countryside and sunny days in June.
Sitting in my hotel, hiding from the dramas of this great big world,
Sitting in my hotel, looking at the world outside.
Sitting in my hotel, looking through the window at the people in the street,
Sitting in that prison cell.
Sitting in the midday sun. (2) (3)
Sitting on my sofa. (2) (3) (4)
Situations vacant
Skyscrapers reaching up to the clouds,
Sleazy town, gets me down, want some peace and quiet.
Sleazy, Sleazy Town
Sleeping rough and living day to day
Slow dancing in a disco,
Slow up and stop all my running 'round,
Slower, faster, crawl out through the door
Slowly disappear.
Slum kids never get a break, they've got to fight their way up.
Smile a smile and sing a song, another night has been and gone.
Smile and turn the other cheek
Smile away all your sadness, put your trust in me. (2)
Smiles at the children as he watches them play
Smiling with anticipation
Smith, you were my next door neighbour
So a second- hand car spiv was what I became.
So add it up, oh
So all I ever get is a definite maybe.
So all that I can offer are a lot of bad debts
So alone. (2) (3)
So aloof, so superior, (2)
So appreciate what you got
So at least we understand each other
So autobiographical
So automatic control is just spinning us round
So be a good friend
So be grateful and take all
So come on now (baby come on now) (2) (3)
So content because they got a harry rag (2)
So directly applied.
So do up your overcoat tight
So do we go our own way
So don't be so depressive
So don't double-cross me or my hoods will dissect you
So don't give up the day job, in case it all goes wrong.
So don't judge him harshly because he's just a slum kid.
So don't live in agony (2)
So don't pretend to be a new man
So don't put me down because I've done well,
So don't shoot me for saying mine (2) (3)
So don't think I'm tight if I don't buy a round
So don't throw it away
So don't you believe all you read in the headlines
So don't you cry.
So end this war and live our lives
So far Papa, I got nothin' to say (2)
So far Papa, I got nothin' to say, OK
So for Papa, I got nothin' to say
So forgive my lack of confidence and total low esteem
So get out of your easy chairs, we've got a lot to do out there
So have a good day today because it could be your last,
So he bought a motorbike instead.
So he don t care
So he gave up his diet and sat in a tree,
So he learned how to fly.
So he left the job where he'd been all his life
So he made me, baby
So head off in the car and follow the stars
So here's to what the future brings,
So I'll live out my life on the road.
So I'll make these sacrifices and I'll take it like a star
So I'm giving up all of my expensive tastes.
So I'm going to play it your way,
So I'm just sitting in the midday sun (2)
So I'm no better than the animals sitting in their cages
So I'm smiling through all the insanity
So I'm surviving through the insecurity
So I'm throwing away my stage suit and I'm packing away my guitar,
So I've got to be cruel to be kind.
So I booked my seat
So I can scare all the kids down the street
So I fell on my arse, now I'm feeling the pain
So I gotta get the first plane home
So I know what you're going through
So I packed my bags and flew across the sea all on my local paper.
So I put the shutter up forlornly
So I ran, yes I ran, yes I ran to a foreign land
So I saved all my money
So I sweep them in my sack.
So I turn off the living room light.
So I worked my way up to be a second-hand car spiv,
So if I can't have you to myself, (2)
So if you're young and if you're healthy (2)
So if you waiting for nothing,
So immaculately dressed when he walks
So it's hard to believe
So it better be a good one.
So join together save the Fatherland.
So keen to leave your old home town
So keep a straight bat at all times, let the Bible be your guide
So keep keep smilin' till then
So keep old Satan in your sights and play the straight and narrow line
So keep smilin' till then
So keep surviving
So let's all drink to the death of a clown
So let all the anger pass me by
So let it go right over my head (2)
So let the bells ring loud and clear (2) (3)
So let the sun shine bright
So let the tears pass you by
So little compassion, so icy cool.
So live every moment and hold me so tight
So lonely on this island ever since she set me free.
So long, so long (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)
So look out, look out, look out, look out.
So look out, look out, look out.
So make the verses rhyme and all the pieces fit
So many holes in my life still to mend,
So much confusion headed my way.
So much despair, (2) (3)
So much to aim for, so much to try for
So much wealth and property
So people of the nation unite. (2)
So put a shine on your shoes (2)
So put a shine on your shoes,
So shake me with your artificial hand.
So she don't care (2)
So she don't care, she don't care, she don't care, she don't care
So she ran 'round the house with her curlers on
So she runs for the Greyhound
So sodomites beware.
So step aside, unless your dumb,
So take a drive with me (2) (3)
So take a drive with me, take a drive with me
So take a good look around
So take the pills and drink your tea
So take your umbrella just in case.
So that Hollywood can make it into another "B" movie
so the only way I could SLY my way into the band
So the people are afraid.
So the system that fed you and bred you can throw you away,
So they're always popping out there
So they're keeping us advised
So they all went on strike and
So they all went to war and said
So they put on a heavy front and hope that no one else
So they put on all the heaviness
So they sent me down factory to be a workin' man
So they take it, shake it
So throw away those false eyelashes and,
So tired (2) (3) (4) (5)
So tired, tired of livin', tired of livin' this motorway livin'. (2) (3)
So to keep his little mama satisfied (2)
So today better be a good day,
So today has got to be a good day,
So today is gonna be a good day,
So together we'll all go insane on this looney balloon.
So vote for me brothers
So we'll put you on hold for a while
So we're all animals, too
So we're waiting for the flood
So we might as well just learn to live together
So we must dig inside, and crawl outside ourselves
so we started making music of our own
So we walk away (2)
So what are we still fighting for?
So when I took my baby home (2)
So why don't you come
So will you catch me now I'm falling (2) (3)
So will you come back to me Sweet Lady Genevieve. (2)
So wipe your nose and dry your eyes,
So won't someone help me to break up this crown
So won't you come in from the cold and the pouring rain
So workers of the nation unite,
So workers of the nation unite.
So you could start up again (2)
So you go your way, I go mine.
So you headed down south (2)
So you headed down south left another home town
So you kill just as you see fit.
So you make small talk to help pass the time
So you pace around, do the zombie crawl
So you shouldn't take it to heart.
So you take it up to a music man just to see what he will say
So you think that you've got ambition
So you thought it should end (2)
So, come on, give us a smile
Soap operas full of vanity
Sobbin' sobbin' sobbing
Social collapse, moral corruption.
Socialists preach of a promised land,
Society's built on concrete and money
Society is crumbling but the media's obsessed with boobs, bums,
Soft, white dreams with sugar coated outside
Sold me out, (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
Sold me out. (2) (3)
Sold you out.
Soldiers die but the lies go on,
Solo, solo, (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)
Solo, solo, solo, solo, solo. (2)
Some are survivors, some are debris
Some mother's son ain't coming home today
Some mother's son is lying dead
Some mother's son lies in a field (2) (3)
Some mothers memory remains
Some mothers son ain't got no grave
Some people call it junk, but he don't care,
Some people do it every day of their lives.
some people say it blows your mind
Some people say it makes you old
Some people say it sends you blind
Some people say it sends you deaf
Some people say that life is a game, well if this is so
Some punks wanna ride and they see my car
Some that you recognise, some that you've hardly even heard of, (2)
Some that you recognise, some that you've hardly even heard of.
Some who succeeded and some who suffered in vain. (2) (3)
Somebody's gonna get back to you
Somebody cut this scene,
Somebody gotta get up and shout
Somebody gotta give us some clout
Somebody help this poor man.
Somebody loves you don't you know it
Somebody loves you, don't ya know it
Somebody said it's hit the bay
Somebody said you had a minor nervous breakdown.
Somebody stole my automobile
Somebody stole my car (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) (11) (12)
Somebody tells me that you've been taken off the air.
Somebody you might meet
Somehow don't seem to matter very much anymore.
Somehow I'll get your message through
Somehow I'm gonna find ya, track you down.
Somehow I can't hide the pain,
Somehow she's gotta get through every day
Somehow the people fight back, even the future looks black.
Somehow they're gonna work it all out.
Somehow they've got to survive
Somehow we gotta stay close.
Somehow we lost communication (2) (3)
Somehow we lost communication,
Somehow you feel that the world's been passin' you by.
Somehow you never could quite fit in
Someone has killed some mother's son today
Someone help me, tell me truly. (2)
Someone is trying to be so brave
Someone to help me through
Something apocalyptic
Something better beginning (2) (3) (4)
Something I can pray to
Something inside snapped
Sometime I get suicidal
Sometimes I get used to it and I forget that it's around.
Sometimes I hate the road,
Sometimes I think I'm gonna better myself,
Sometimes I think I won't make it,
Sometimes I think that sun ain't never coming out,
Sometimes I wanna be a picture director,
Sometimes I wish I could just drift away (2) (3)
Sometimes I wished I'd stayed at home
Sometimes so loud, to the early morning
Sometimes that's how it seems.
Sometimes we were lucky if we even got paid
Somewhere in outer space it's far away and I like it that way
Somewhere someone is crying
Son your record's just got to Number One.
Soon I'll be just one of the commuters
Soon the sun is going to shine
Soon they all reckon she'll be pushing up the grass
Soon we'll be together all the time
Soon you'll be happy with a packet of fags
Sorry mister, we're all sold out.
Sorry mister, you're all wiped up,
Sounds to me like you come from London Town
Spend my time just drinking wine while looking at the view.
Spent last winter playing in the sand
Spiders' webs and black cats
Spinning out of control crashing into the stars.
Spoke to or acknowledged me.
Spread the news, scandalize
Spreading my arms to the open wide.
Stainless steel kitchen sink,
Stand before your maker, it will make or break you
Stand up, stand up (2) (3) (4)
Standing around with all the egotists
Standing at the bottom of the stairs.
Standing at the corner waiting watching time go by
Standing at the end of the horizon
Standing by the elevator
Standing by the empty mine
Standing in that line
Standing in the middle of nowhere,
Standing on an island
Standing underneath the light show,
Standing underneath the neon sign. (2)
Stands by the window, looks at the sky.
Staring up at me from the front row
Stark naked in the artificial light.
Starr takes some blood out of my arm
Stars would shine no more
Starstruck on me. (2) (3)
Start a new craze, permanent waves
Start to confess it.
Started off this morning as usual,
Started off with nothing, started off just you and me,
Started out a long time ago - phobia
Started playing blues in a coffee bar
State of confusion (whooooh).
State of confusion I'm in.
Stately homes for the Lords
Stay away from carbohydrates (2)
Stay cool, just carry on
Stayed away too long but now I've found,
Step by step
Sticking out like a zit knickers all in a twist.
Still hitchin' rides and lookin' for a place to go
Still I'm optimistic, my trust has not been betrayed
Still I can smile at what I find
Still I can smile at what I see
Still I dream of the Black Hills that I ain't never seen.
Still I love the dusk, the dawn, between times
Still no offence, no more hard feelings left on silly sentiment
Still no points for my merrymen,
Still searching, still searching, just like a rolling stone
Still searching, still searching, still lookin', all alone
Still searching, still searching, still searching
Still searching, still workin', still lookin' (2)
Still we blindly trust in the divine
Still you looked for the evidence
Still, he went out with a bang and so he is not forgotten
Still, you shouldn't be broken hearted
Stole our dreams and told us tales
Stood in line but the counter was closed.
Stop it, stop it
Stop the music.
Stop this emotional rift, you need a psychological lift now
Stop while I've still got emotions
Stop your dreaming and your idle wishing
Stop! Hold on. Stay in control
Streets full of tenement blocks, rat infested filth and squalor.
Strikes again, fear of fire and being buried alive
Stripped of our clothes and all the things we own
Stuck in solitary
Stuck in the office from nine until five
Style, I mean (2)
Success walks hand in hand with failure
Such a change from that cold, bitter scam
Such a shame.
Such creatures of little faith (2)
Sucking my thumb by the old oak tree.
Suddenly I feel alive
Suffocation, open spaces
Summer's gone, so alone.
Summer's gone. (2) (3) (4)
Summer birds aren't singing
Sunday afternoon can't last forever,
Sunday afternoon there's something special
Sunlight and the city is barely awake (2)
Sunny rain, shine my way (2)
Sunset over the high-rise,
Superman Superman I want to be like Superman (2)
Superman Superman I want to fly like Superman (2)
Superman Superman wish I could fly like Superman (2) (3) (4)
Superstar psycho, from a killer to a hero,
Sure as the nose on my face (2)
Sure beats selling cars second-hand.
Sure makes me think
Surely there must be a way (2)
Surely there must be a way to open all the doors,
Surprise, surprise
Surviving (2)
surviving surviving in a world that's making us confused
Suzy's separated, living with her ma
Suzy and Johnny were happy
Swallowed my pride,
Sweat blood to earn a buck.
Sweet and innocent holiday,
Swing your partner to the left, swing he back to the right.
Sylvilla looked into her mirror
Sylvilla looked into the wardrobe
Symbolize all what you did to me
Symbols of economic cruelty
Symbols of perversion and insanity
Symbols of social immorality

- T -

T.V. cameras moving in.
Tabloids daily titillate
Take a crash course diet do your daily exercises
Take a deep breath
Take a look and see if you like it, (2)
Take a look at your overseas neighbor
Take a look at your wigwam
Take a look into my eyes
Take a sip of misty water. (2)
Take another look, what you got - phobia
Take granny's stand-by potion
Take me (2) (3) (4)
Take me back to those Black Hills,
Take me in your arms.
Take me where real animals are playing
Take off your head phones
Take the cash, bag the prize
Take the culture right to the Third World
Take the money 'cause it's just another tourist
Take the money, make the music pay
Take what you want, why wait a lifetime?
Take you in my arms.
Taken in by the lights, (2)
Taken on a holiday when you were just three,
Taking out a larger loan
Taking the place of the big red sun as it slowly sets.
Talking the voodoo talk (2) (3)
Tax break said we're gonna shoot on location
Tax saving benefits that grow at maturity
Taxi light shines so bright
Tea and toasted, buttered currant buns
Tea in the morning, tea in the evening, tea at supper time,
Tea knows no segregation, no class nor pedigree
Tea time still ain't the same without my Donna
Tea time won't be the same without my Donna
Tea when the weather's fine,
Teacher, teach me about nuclear physics
Teacher, teach me how to read and write,
Tears of joy to hide the sorrow,
Television. Well I'll be in the public bar, minding my own business.
Tell it to the people all across the land,
Tell me now if you want me to stay.
Tell me now, what are we supposed to do? (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)
Tell me what to dream (2)
Tell me who can I turn to, just who can I believe?
Tell me who I have to kill.
Tell me, brother what's the plan?
Tell the National Guard
Tell the preacher at the missionary
Tell the talk show on the TV
Tell the winos in the old man bar
Tell the world that we finally did it,
Tell the world we finally did it.
Tell your story, it's your call
Telling tales of drunkenness and cruelty.
Ten bedrooms and a swimming pool,
Tension choking up blocking my circulation.
Terrorist bombers on the left,
Terry meets Julie, Waterloo Station
Than (what)/(what those scientists now and) is revealed on/in the x-ray (2) (3)
Than a rich man scared of losing all he's got.
Than all of this waste and killing time
Than all of those violent bitter men.
Than just sit here in the sand (Drawing pictures in the sand)
Than the wayward lass that her sister had been
Than to be a slave of a lathe,
Than what we realize
Thank God I can go back to normal again.
Thank heaven for this holiday, (2)
Thank heaven for this holiday, holiday,
Thank the day when that primitive man
Thank you for the days, (2) (3)
Thank you goodnight.
Thank you sir for the millions of words
Thanks to all the mathematicians
That's all she wrote (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
That's enough (2) (3)
That's how they did it when I was just a kid,
That's how you get the maximum use.
That's if I only could.
That's if you've got the dough
That's life in the big city
That's life in the metropolis
That's no excuse to just give in to a sad and lonely heart.
That's part of a city that is generally referred to as London
That's quite a cut on the side of your head.
That's the explanation of the U.K. Jive.
That's the folks, yeah, the folks back home
That's the risk that they take, so don't hesitate, then so unexpectedly
That's the road
That's the way that a true love grows. (2)
That's the word of the year
That's the zombie in you manifesting itself
That's until you scratch the animal inside
That's what I'll do,
That's what the poet said
That's what the wise men say (2)
That's what you came for, that's what you pay for.
That's what you came for, that's what your paying for.
That's what you want, that's what they need,
That's where the big bands used to come and play.
That's where we used to meet each day
That's why I'm asking you.
That's why I get scared of emotional ties
That's why I remain yours truly, confused N10 (2) (3)
That's why I remain yours truly, confused N10.
That's why you're looking out and I'm looking in
That all of my bills will be paid some day
That doesn't matter. I want you to act normally. I want you to treat me as if I were Norman. I am going to sacrifice my normal flamboyant life style and become ordinary, boring little Norman for a few days.
That doesn't really care
That good fortune would smile my way
That got us into this situation.
That have gotta be analyzed
That house is so big that it reaches right up to the clouds
That I've been there before.
That I've finally made the grade
That I am someone,
That I have all the answers to the questions that you ask
That I have never seen.
That I know I'll never use.
That I think that I'm finally breakin
That I used to walk with you
That it requires a killer's touch.
That keeps stoppin' me, touchin' ya, watchin' ya, lovin' ya
That life in the metropolis
That love can do funny things
That made you lose your mind,
That makes it seem that he's from outer space
That money buys everything
That must make you feel relieved
That never grows old or gets long in the tooth
That no one's ever seen.
That Rosemary Rose,
That running a multi-million corporation
That s the only way it's going to be,
That she'll never show
That she knew no sin and did no wrong,
That she lost all the friends that she had,
That the dives and the dens
That the other just couldn't survive.
That the world's just passing us by
That the world was wrong
That they've frightened all their friends away.
That they wanna keep trapped inside
That throne of kings, that sceptred isle set in a silver sea
That turns into a river estuary that eventually opens to the sea
That two girls are too many, three's a crowd and four you're dead.
That was the end of my holiday,
That was the start of it (2)
That was the start of my holiday romance. (2)
That we'd be looking through a dustbin for a dog-end to drag,
That we're slowly driftin' apart.
That we called our home (2)
That we know they'll never keep. (2)
That wine and women have affected my brain.
That you're sitting here with me tonight
That you've gone out of town
That you've handed me down and you've told me to learn
That you can keep the smile on my face. (2)
That you can lift the tears from my eyes.
That you can while you're there.
That you don't need a high I.Q.
that you need no one to guide you
That you shouldn't be sad
That you want me to be.
The '80s are here, I know cuz I'm staring right at them
The affected and deranged,
The air is running out, the computer's gone down.
The alarm goes off and then the house starts to rock.
The answer comes with repetition,
The answers out there somewhere on the dial.
The apple of your father's eye,
The aristocrats and bureaucrats
The art school babe quotes William Blake and she rolls a joint
The atmosphere is stifled with aggression
The attendance was sparse so they put on a fight
The band had started to play
The barrier we cross
The battles, the fights, the bruises and bites,
The bed and breakfasts and the greasy spoons
The best in town,
The bigger the ego, the bigger the fall
The bills are rising sky high,
The boppers and the jivers,
The borough surveyor's used compulsory purchase to acquire my domaine,
The Brill Cream boys with D.A.s,
The bruises show,
The burglars have ransacked all the houses in the street
The C.I.D. were hot on his trail,
The casualties who did too many lines
The cheers of the winners
The cherished things are perishing
The church, the clock, the steeple. (2)
The city's in debt, up past its ears
The city's like a sauna bath, stinks like a drain.
The city can't cope and the cops don't care
The city ladies were bawdy and bold.
The city lights start shining at the end of the day,
The city slickers built the great illusion
The city streets are full of hate,
The coffee tastes weak and the cakes taste stale
The competition is getting tighter and tighter
The cost is high, but it's not the only price you ultimately pay
The dagger's in, now twist the knife
The Dalai Lama, Kofi Annan
The day he came out of the wardrobe
The day he played at the Albert Hall.
The day it came was a sacred day (2)
The day it came was a sacred day.
The day that I've seen everything I promise to return
The day that we are born
The day they knocked down the Pally (2)
The days go by and you wish you were a different guy,
The deeds are in my pocket,
The demon stretched its crinkled hand
The Devil takes the weak in spirit and so we must always be courageous
The difference between joy and pain
The dollar sign said expand
The eagle spread its mighty wings
The elves and gnomes were hunched in fear
The ending is closer so why hesitate,
The ending is near, (2)
The ending is near, and it's not far away.
The environmental pressures got me down,
The establishment is winning,
The fact of it is nobody gives any more.
The feelings we show
The first night I've missed for a couple of years,
The first time I fell out of love, it knocked me through the floor.
The first time that I saw you (2)
The first time that I saw you, you were modestly waiting for a bus
The first time we fall in love,
The first time we fall in love. (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
The floods of tears I've wept thinking of you,
The floosie made him spend his dole
The forecast says heavy weather,
The full moon's still up there,
The future is here and it's ours to dictate,
The future is here, and it won't go away.
The future waits for me and you,
The gas bills and the water rates, and payments on the car
The good times and the friends I used to know.
The gutter's full of other people's lives
The headlines cry out from the papers,
The headlines said that Diana is dead.