I found my love by the gaslight crawls Dreamed a dream by the old canal Kissed my girl by the factory wall Dirty old town, dirty old town
I heard a siren from the docks Saw a train set the night on fire Smelled the spring on the smoky wind Dirty old town, dirty old town
Clouds are drifting across the moon Cats are prowling on their beat Springs a girl in the streets at night Dirty old town, dirty old town
I'm going to make a good sharp axe Shining steel tempered in the fire We'll chop you down like an old dead tree Dirty old town, dirty old town
Writer/s: Ewan MacColl
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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"Won't Get Fooled Again" by The Who is about a revolution, but it doesn't have a happy ending, since in the end the new regime becomes just like the old one. Pete Townshend thought that whoever was in power was destined to become corrupt.