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Thread #60664   Message #3475619
Posted By: s&r
04-Feb-13 - 09:19 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: You Can Have Tomorrow (Alan Bell)
Subject: ADD: You Can Have Tomorrow (Alan Bell)
YOU CAN HAVE TOMORROW
(Alan Bell)

By the broken bridge on the old canal
Where the water is muddy and brown
I met an old man sitting on the bank
With his dog lying on the ground
With a face so worn and tired
And a flat cap on his head
He leaned on his stick as he looked around
And this is what he said

CHORUS
You can have tomorrow
please give me back yesterday
You can have tomorrow
please give me back yesterday
For I know how my story's ending
And if my dreams came true
So I'll re-live all my yesterdays
And leave tomorrow to you

CHORUS

Barges once glided by
With cotton and coal for the mill
Looms were busy in the weaving sheds
Steam rose over the hills
Black smoke filled the valleys
From a thousand smoking spires
Engines sang as wheels turned round
And men made steel with fire
Engines sang as wheels turned round
And men made steel with fire

CHORUS

The mills are empty quiet and still
Mice run over the floor
Factory gates are bolted and barred
The chimneys smoke no more
Industrial desolation
Where the silence can be heard
Microchip technology
Is now the only word
Yes Microchip technology
Is now the only word

CHORUS

By the broken bridge on the old canal
Where the water is muddy and brown
If you meet an old man sitting on a bank
With his dog lying on the grund
He'll tell you all his stories
Of his life and times gone by
He'll tell you of his memories
He'll tell you why he cries
He'll tell you of his memories
He'll tell you why he cries

CHORUS


Stu