Heading South On The Great North Road

Album: 57th and 9th (2016)
  • Many have gone before us now
    Many have tried and failed somehow
    Many soul on the Queen's highway
    Where many a tail light glowed
    With the promise of a better life
    Heading South on the Great North Road
    South on the Great North Road

    Only the dark we left behind
    Will chase us as the road unwinds
    Out of sight is out of mind
    With many a debt still owed
    And the promise of a different life
    Heading South on the Great North Road
    South on the Great North Road

    And many a dog went wandering
    To sup on fortune's dregs
    And many a dog came straggling home
    His tail between his sorry legs

    Many a caged bird spread his wings
    Many a vain bird crowed
    And many a songbird lost her way
    Heading South on the Great North Road
    South on the Great North Road

    Many a band of brothers rode
    In many a painted wagon
    Many an unsecured load
    Whenever a climbing truck was slowed
    There was many a traveler's curse bestowed
    Heading South on the Great North Road
    South on the Great North Road

    Many a transport greasy spoon
    Many a wasted afternoon
    Where many a maiden gave her heart
    And many a gift bestowed
    But a gift is a yoke to a traveling man
    Heading South on the Great North Road
    South on the Great North Road

    If we get back home, we'll tell our tales
    To all of those who'll listen
    The might have beens, the chances lost
    The monies that went missing

    And all the memories we'll unload
    The wild oats that we'll claim we'd sowed
    The stages where we proudly strode
    As if our cups had over flowed
    With the promise of a different life
    Heading South on the Great North Road
    South on the Great North Road Writer/s: Gordon Sumner
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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