Streets of London - Ralph Mc Tell

 Strophe)

Have you seen the old man in the closed down market 

Kicking up the paper with his worn out shoes 

In his eyes you see no pride 

Hand held losely by his side 

Yesterday´s paper telling yesterday´s news 

 

Refrain) 

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 girl 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 

 

Refrain) 

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 

 

Strophe) 

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 

 

Refrain) 

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 

 

Strophe) 

Have you seen the old man outside the seamen´s missions 

Memory fading with the medal ribbons that he wears 

And in our winter city the rain cries a little pity 

For one more forgotten hero and a world that doesn´t care 

 

Refrain) 

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