Been too long away from your lovin',
Too long with my back to the wall,
Been to some faraway places, with nothin' to show for it all.
CHORUS: Been too long away from this country,
Too long not heeding your call,
Now I'm back like some war weary soldier,
With nothin' to show for it all.
Been to their sites and showcases
Been to their strong city halls
Men in dark suits with no faces
And nothing to show for it all. CHORUS
I've laughed at their jokes and their jestings
I've laughed at their jibes through it all
They said go back to the place where you come from
You've nothing to give us at all. CHORUS
But Cheer up now there's someone who's waiting
Someone who cares after all
There is a fourth verse that my mate Jude sings but I've forgot it.