Ray Davies's
Working Man's Café cover

Till Death Us Do Part

Ray Davies, released on The Great Lost Kinks Album, © unknown 1973


What can I do?

How can I show you,

And let you see,

That I am someone,

That you want me to be.


I'm only me,

Not someone better,

Not someone good.

I'd be a soldier,

That's if I only could.


If I were king,

I'd tell my army,

To change the world.

Then I'd be someone,

Like you want me to be.


In my little life,

I know that the world must keep on turning,

Even though it leaves me far behind.

Life is like a school,

But I'm not prepared to keep on learning,

Even though it treats me like a fool.


This is our lot,

To live together,

Not live apart.

Let's stay together,

Until death us do part.


Not just a day,

But till forever,

Just as the stars,

Just as the ending,

Until death us do part.