The Last Living Rose

Album: Let England Shake (2011)
  • Goddamn Europeans!
    Take me back to beautiful England
    And the grey, damp filthiness of ages,
    And battered books and
    Fog rolling down behind the mountains,
    On the graveyards, and dead sea-captains.

    Let me walk through the stinking alleys
    To the music of drunken beatings,
    Past the Thames River, glistening like gold
    Hastily sold for nothing.

    Let me watch night fall on the river,
    The moon rise up and turn to silver,
    The sky move,
    The ocean shimmer,
    The hedge shake,
    The last living rose, quiver.

    Ah ah ah ah
    Ah ah ah ah Writer/s: POLLY HARVEY
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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