Amsterdam

Album: Intriguer (2010)
  • You and me got the whole day off
    Take a trip to Vincent Van Gogh
    But the line went halfway round the block
    And we're looking for a place to rest
    Every seat in every bar was set
    So we turned back to the Grand Hotel

    And the rain came hard
    A million people on a protest march
    Every choice, every path was mistaken

    You and me got the whole thing sussed
    Gray man is shadowing us
    Wild conspiracies turn to dust
    Hear the sound of cathedral bells
    Cash ringing at the gates of Hell
    And fairground hooligans push and swell

    They're the darkest days of a free man
    Lying in the streets of Amsterdam
    Nearly fell underneath the tram
    But I picked myself up
    Every temptation and device
    All the diamonds and the spice
    I would give anything for the sight
    Of an honest man (Hey)

    Eyes swim in emptiness
    I was looking at a hotel guest
    He blew me a big sarcastic kiss

    And the Lord walked in
    With a monocle and lips so thin
    Saw the barman wink as he poured his brandy

    They're the darkest days of a free man
    Lying in the streets of Amsterdam
    Nearly fell underneath the tram
    But I picked myself up
    Every temptation up in lights
    all the diamonds and the spice
    Could take profit from the vice
    Of another man

    Amsterdam
    Cold, cold
    Cold, cold
    You belong Writer/s: NEIL MULLANE FINN
    Publisher: CHRYSALIS SONGS O/B/O ROUNDHEAD MUSIC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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