A Man Of Great Promise

Album: Our Favourite Shop (1985)
  • I bought the paper yesterday and I saw the obituary
    And I read of how you died in pain -
    Well I just couldn't understand it
    If I could of changed that, then Lord knows I'd do it now
    But there is no going back -
    And what's done is done forever

    But you were always chained and shackled by the dirt -
    Of every small town institution and every big town flirt

    And I think of what you might have been,
    a man of such great promise
    Oh but, you seem to forget the dream -
    And the more you saw you hated
    But let's not talk of blame, for what is only natural
    Like a moth going to a flame -
    You had a dangerous passion

    But you were always chained and shackled by the dirt -
    Of every small town institution and every big town flirt

    All the things that you might have been - but who am I to say?
    Still I wonder -
    If it's in the cold earth you prefer to lay -
    If it's in the cold earth - you prefer to stay Writer/s: PAUL JOHN WELLER
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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