Streets of London (Raph McTell)

Have you seen the old man in the closed down market

kicking up the papers with his worn out shoes

in his eyes you see no pride, hand held loosely by his side

yesterday´s paper telling yesterday´s news

 

So how can you tell me you´re lonely

and say for you that the sun don´t shine

let me take you by the hand and lead you through the streets of London

I´ll show you something to make you change your mind

 

Have you seen the old girl who walks the streets of London

dirt in her hair and her clothes in rags

she´s no time for talking, she just keeps right on walking

carrying her home in two carrier bags

 

So how can you tell me you´re ..........

 

In the all night cafe at a quarter past eleven

same old man sitting there on his own

looking at the world over the rim of his teacup

each tea lasts an hour and he wonders home alone

 

So how can you tell me you´re..........

 

Have you seen the old man outside the Seaman´s mission

memory fading with the medal ribbons that he wears

in our winter city the rain cries a little pity

for one more forgotten hero and a world that doesn´t care

 

So how can you tell me you´re..........

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