Streets Of London

Album: Spiral Staircase (1969)
Charted: 2
  • Have you seen the old man in the closed down market
    Picking up the papers with his worn out shoes
    In his eyes you see no pride and hanging loosely at his side
    Yesterdays paper, telling yesterdays 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 dear 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 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

    And 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
    And each tea lasts an hour and he wanders home alone
    So how can you tell me that 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 man outside the seaman's mission
    Memory fading with the medal ribbons that he wears
    And in the 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 that 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 Writer/s: RALPH MC TELL
    Publisher: T.R.O. INC.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Thyrocyte from Bangkok, ThailandThis song reminds all of us that there always be some other people who are suffering more than we are. Somehow, these people can go on their lives. So, there is no use to let ourselves down. No use to waste our time moaning. We have to get up and fight for our goals to achieve whatsoever we want.

    Its music seems to be sorrowful but the lyric is encouraging anyway.
  • Kerry G. from Detroit Rock City, MiWOW, thats beautiful. One of the best songs ever made.
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