London Hymns

by Roy Smiles

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The 1st compilation of tracks from the Roy Smiles.

All guitars by Simon Walker save 'Girls Of Summer', 'Dublin Girl', 'the Girls Who Ride On Trains' & 'Christ This City' by Dave Mayberry.
All keyboards by SImon Walker.
Tracks produced by Simon Walker at Loophole Studios, Brighton.
Dedicated to: Vera Tomschak.

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released May 26, 2017

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Roy Smiles London, UK

Roy Smiles is from West London. His albums are: 'Drunks & Dreamers' (2011), 'Time's Moving On' (2012),'Seize The Day' (2013), 'Autumn Song' (2014), 'Bremen' (2014) & 'The Trains & The Rain' (2015) and 'Northern Angels'. (2016).Three compilations: 'London Hymns',
'Clancy's Song' & 'Winter's Child' are available on Bandcamp. Contact: roy.smiles@aol.co.uk.
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Track Name: I'll Give You The Sun
I'll Give You The Sun

I can't give you diamonds
That glitter like stars
I can't give you rubies
That shine from afar
But you'll wake up one morning
Thousand things to be done
Just look out your window
And I'll give you the sun.

I can't give you silver
Or cathedrals of gold
Nor give you the treasures
That the oceans might hold
But you'll wake up one morning
Thousand things to be done
Just look out your window
And I'll give you the sun.

Chorus
For though I am nothing
A working man's son
I'd give you the earth
If it were mine to be won
For though I am nothing
A working man's son
I'd give you the earth
If it were mine to be won.

I can't give you castles
Or a princess's clothes
I can't give you flowers
Not a solitary rose
But you'll wake up one morning
Thousand things to be done
Just look out your window
And I'll give you the sun.

Chorus

Yes, you'll wake up one morning
Thousand things to be done
Just look out your window
And I'll give you the sun.
Track Name: Christ This City
Christ This City

To be tired of London, is to be tired of life
But man this city cuts you, cuts you like a knife
There's people out there walking, who love hate like a wife
Christ this city sometimes gets me down.

Neighbours vicious strangers, they act like you're not there
They don't believe in talking, they can only swear
Millions of angry people but not one friend to care
Christ this city sometimes gets me down.

Chorus
And every dream you've ever dreamed
Has been drown by siren screams
And every hope you've ever known
Someone else has taken home
And every dream you've ever dreamed
Has been drown by siren screams
And every hope you've ever known
Someone else has taken home.

Where every shoulder knocks you, when every laughs a sneer
And every building mocks you, as you cry into your beer
And every sign's in neon, the brighter to hide your fear
Christ this city sometimes gets me down.

Christ this city sometimes gets me
Christ this city sometimes gets me
Christ this city sometimes gets me down.

Chorus

(Instrumental)

All of the queen's horses and all of the queen's men
Should pull down this city and build it up again
Bulldoze all the houses, send for Mr. Wren
Christ this city sometimes gets me
Christ this city sometimes gets me
Christ this city sometimes gets me down
Sometimes gets me down.
Track Name: Angel Of The North
Angel Of The North

I’ve had enough of these London streets
They’re paved with pavement not with gold
And I’m getting old
I’ve had enough of the people I meet
The sadness never leaves their eyes
So it’s no surprise:

I’m going back to my home town where only the rain can grind me down
So let these rails take their own course back to my Angel of the North.

Chorus
Angel of Gateshead walk with me
Angel of Gateshead set me free
Angel of Gateshead take my hand
Through this dark, foreboding land.

I’m going back to the cold old Tyne, it’s only a river but it’s still mine
Tell Pat and Jean and Johnny Mac, the boy who left is coming back.

Chorus

I’m going back to the Northern Lights, where dreams are painted black & white
Tell Maggie Carr to man the phone, for this Jack Carter’s coming home.

(Instrumental)

I’ve had enough of these London streets
They’re paved with pavement not with gold
And I’m getting old
I’ve had enough of the people I meet
The sadness never leaves their eyes
So it’s no surprise:

Chorus

I’m going back to my home town, where only the rain can grind me down
So let these rails take their own course back to my Angel of the North
So let these rails take their own course back to my Angel of the North.
Track Name: The Subways & The Sidewalks
The Subways & The Sidewalks

Girl, I know that London’s for the leaving
Girl, I know you really have to go
But girl it would be pointless & deceiving
To say it didn’t hit me like a blow.

The Thames has turned to grey as if in mourning
London Bridge has hung its head in shame
Cathedral bells toll out a muffled warning
The statues cry after the broken rain.

Chorus
And the subways and the sidewalks call your name
But I know I’ll never see your face again
And the sidewalks and the subways call your name
But I know I’ll never see your face again.

Girl, I know these streets started to haunt you
Girl, I know that sadness gripped your soul
Girl, I know that life began to taunt you
In a city where no love can match the dole.

Chorus

Instrumental

Chorus

Girl, I know that London’s not for dreaming
Girl, I know you needed to be free
Girl, I hope you find life of some meaning
Girl, won’t you sometimes think of me.

Chorus (X2)

Your face again, your face again, your face again.
Track Name: Raven Black
Raven Black

I will see her in the glory of the morning
I will hear her midst the madness of the day
I will feel her when the winter winds are storming
And the birds of summer have flown away.

I will touch her in the gentle breeze of autumn
I will know her in the howling rain’s refrain
I will sense her in the empty nights of cities
And I’ll remember Tel Aviv again.

Chorus
The woman walked as if she were in shadow
And where she walked there was no going back
Here eyes were filled with many untold sorrows
And her hair was as dark as - raven black.

I will call her name in dreams of silent worry
As the troubles in the Middle East go on
I will see again the distant gun-ships flying
As she sang to me her sad and angry songs;

Chorus

Some men stay as some men leave
I will remember Tel Aviv
Some men take as some men need
I will remember Tel Aviv
Some men love as some men grieve
I will remember Tel Aviv.

Instrumental.

Chorus

I think of her when dawn is slowly rising
I think of her as night reclaims the day
May there one day be peace and understanding
Keep Sheila safe and well ‘til then I pray.

Chorus

And her hair was as dark as - raven black
And her hair was as dark as - raven black.
Track Name: Ship That Died Of Shame
Ship That Died Of Shame

Though you’re gone you’re not forgotten
For the four winds call your name
As I sail these storm tossed oceans
I’m the ship that died of shame
I’m the ship that died of shame.

All the words that stayed unspoken
I destroyed us: I take the blame
Now the sea’s my only lover
I’m the ship that died of shame
I’m the ship that died of shame.

Chorus
And every land is left behind me
And no port shall call me home
I’m a ship without a compass
As these lonely seas I roam.

Past the years that stand between us
I carry your torch like a flame
And the rain recalls your crying
I’m the ship that died of shame
I’m the ship that died of shame.

Chorus

Though I knew you loved me truly
I treated your love like a game
Now I sail a sea of heartbreak
I’m the ship that died of shame
I’m the ship that died of shame.

(Instrumental)

Chorus

Damned to ride these tides forever
As your memory returns to maim
May God help this faithless sailor
I’m the ship that died of shame
I’m the ship that died of shame
I’m the ship that died of shame.
Track Name: Saturday's Children
Saturday’s Children

Clancy don’t be weary don’t you know that you can’t fail?
Remember that your life is not your jail
And Clancy don’t be frightened just because your dreams went
wrong
It’s time for you to sing a different song.

And its alright - they get together every night
Yeah, its alright - they get together every night
Saturday’s children they shall never roam
Too far from home.

Clancy lift your head up don’t you know that hope is free?
You must be whatever you must be
And Clancey let your heart sing don’t you know that dreams come
true?
With love around there’s nothing you can’t do.

And its alright - they get together every night
Yeah, it’s alright - they get together every night
Saturday’s children they shall never roam
Too far from home.

Monday's child is fair of face
Tuesday's child is filled with grace
Wednesday's child is full of woe
Thursday's child has far to go
Friday's child is loving and giving
Saturday’s child works hard for its living.

(Instrumental)

And it’s alright - they get together every night
Yeah, its alright - they get together every night
Saturday’s children they shall never roam
Too far from home.
Too far from home
Too far from home
Too far from home.
Track Name: St Jude's Lament
St. Jude’s Lament

The water’s wide and the ocean’s deep
Fly plane fly; while I get some sleep
Go tell St. Jude: no more I’ll ever roam
I’m coming home, I’m coming home.

I’ve been to lands where no wars were won
Known seas of sand; an unforgiving sun
Seen bullets fly in cities made of stone
I’m coming home, I’m coming home.

I’ve done my duty, I’ve served my time
I’ve walked through hell but I held the line
Been blown to pieces; cut right to the bone
Now I’m coming home, I’m coming home.

Chorus
The lost and the lonely, forgotten and damned
Won’t you be guided by St. Jude’s hand?
In fear and in darkness, in the evil of the night
Let St. Jude guide you home tonight.

Once I was lost but now I’m found
While better men lie, buried in the ground
Go thank St. Jude: I never walked alone
I’m coming home, I’m coming home.

(Instrumental)

Chorus

The ocean’s deep and the water’s wide
My woman waits; so ride plane ride
Go tell St. Jude: no more I’ll ever roam
I’m coming home, I’m coming home
I’m coming home, I’m coming home
I’m coming home, Lord, I’m coming home.
Track Name: Golden
Golden

Golden, golden was my woman
Golden, golden was her hair
Golden, golden was the sunshine
When she was there, when she was there.

Golden, golden were the mornings
When we would wake naked with the dawn
We would kiss & make love all of the morning
So soft & warm, so soft & warm.

Chorus
But now I walk through a desolate London
A city turned cold, old and grey
A dark & rain soaked London
Where gold like the girl has gone away.

Golden, golden were the evenings
When I stared at eyes bluer than a sea
I loved her as naturally as breathing
She completed me, she completed me.

Lonely, lonely had been the long years
When love was a stranger to my heart
Her love almost made me shed proud tears
I thought we’d never part, we’d never part.

Chorus

(Instrumental)

Chorus

Nothing, nothing lasts forever
Came the day she told me our love was done
I shall mourn her now & ever
Whilst lost to the sun, lost to the sun.

Golden, golden was my woman
Golden, golden was her hair
Golden, golden were the good years
When she still cared, when she still cared.

Golden, golden was my woman
Golden, golden was my woman
Golden, golden was my woman
Golden, golden & gone.
Track Name: Love Knows My Name
Love Knows My Name

Though I walk as if in mourning
For the girl I loved in vain
I know there’ll be a brand new morning
For love knows my name, for love knows my name.

Though it seems my heart is aching
For the love my lover’s slain
I know this heart is not for breaking
For love knows my name, for love knows my name.

Though it feels my hope has ended
And my skies are constant rain
I know that love must be defended
For love knows my name, for love knows my name.

Chorus
For as oceans flow & rivers run
I know that tomorrow I’ll find the sun
For as oceans flow & rivers run
I know that tomorrow new love will come.

Though I know I feel forsaken
And my soul is touched by pain
I know this heart will not be shaken
For love knows my name, for love knows my name.

Though each day’s a gloomy Sunday
A broken land where hurt remains
I will find my joyful Monday
For love knows my name, for love knows my name.

Chorus

(Instrumental)

Chorus

Though I know I walk forgotten
By the girl who became my bane
I won’t believe this heart’s ill gotten
For love knows my name, for love knows my name
For love knows my name.
Track Name: El Dorado
El Dorado

I went in search of El Dorado
I rode out wild, without a care
It was my quest for El Dorado
And the fortune & glory that I’d find there.

It was in need of El Dorado
I left my love so far behind
It was my greed for El Dorado
That froze my heart & stole my mind.

And so I searched for El Dorado
Down all the years and through my days
But found no sign of El Dorado
As the girl I loved slipped far away.

Chorus
To money we're peasants, to Mammon we're slaves
The wage packet our king from the cradle to grave
Fortune we worship, to riches we pray
But like Judas & silver: it's love we betray.

(Instrumental)

Middle 8
Over the mountain of the moon
Into the valley of shadow
I rode & rode in search of gold
And that place called El Dorado.

Chorus

And I came to hate that El Dorado
Losing my love in search of fame
For in that quest for El Dorado
I never saw my love again.

So tell the world of El Dorado
And let my story be sometimes told
No need to seek for El Dorado:
For love's that city made of gold
For love's that city made of gold
For love's that city made of gold.
Track Name: What Fools These Mortals Be
What Fools These Mortals Be

Their days as cold as snow, their lives an empty show
They think that they are free, what fools these mortals be.

Believing they can live, without the need to give
So blind they cannot see, what fools these mortals be.

They hide inside their shells, as if in prison cells
In penitentiaries; what fools these mortals be.

Chorus
For love is salvation you cannot walk alone
For love is salvation your heart is not a stone
For love is salvation wise men always say
For love is salvation don't let it slip away.

They live above the fray; more lonely every day
Their pride their enemy, what fools these mortals be.

Pretending not to care, that no-one's ever there
Lost in purgatory, what fools these mortals be.

Chorus

(Instrumental)

Chorus

They say that love is pain; it saves us all the same
A thousand clowns agree, what fools these mortals be

What fools these mortals be, what fools these mortals - be.
Track Name: Drunks & Dreamers
Drunks & Dreamers

I shall not walk with guardian angels
I shall not talk of times with kings
No, I shall not walk with guardian angels
Nor ever wear a wedding ring
Lord, nor ever wear a wedding ring.

Chorus
But if I can sing to drunks and dreamers
To the souls who don’t belong
If I can preach to drunks and dreamers
And maybe teach them my song
And maybe teach them my song.

I shall not march to tunes of glory
Nor ever be sweet fortune’s slave
No, I shall not march to tunes of glory
But lie buried in a pauper’s grave
Lord, lie buried in a pauper’s grave.

Chorus

I went swimming in a river of wine
Not waving but crying
I was saved in the nick of time
Not drowning but trying
I went swimming in a river of wine
Realized what I had done
And found my salvation
In the eyes of my new born son
Yes, and found my salvation
In the eyes of my new born son.

(Instrumental).

I shall not march through streets of Eden
Nor know the touch of my true love’s hand
No, I shall not run through streets of Eden
Nor ever find my promised land
Lord, nor ever find my promised land.

Chorus

Teach them my song.
Track Name: Girls Of Summer
Girls Of Summer

Leaves will fall, sure as love will fail
The broken rain, is beyond the pale
August passed, as the year got stale
And the girls of Summer have gone.

Brown and gold are September's days
The sun will shine, only yesterday
The wind will blow, all your dreams away
And the girls of Summer have gone.

Chorus
Calling from your memory
Whispering from your past
Wondering if suddenly
The love you knew’s your last (last).

October comes, the trees will bare
November's storms disturb the air
Autumn dies; she's still not there
And the girls of Summer have gone.

Chorus

Snow will blind; the cold will rack
December's dark, its nights are black
Winter's cruel; she's not coming back
And the girls of Summer have gone.

(Instrumental)

Chorus

Snow will blind; the cold will rack
December's dark, its nights are black
Winter's cruel; she's not coming back
And the girls of Summer have gone
Gone, gone; and the girls of Summer have gone.
Track Name: Shadow Of My Songs
Shadow Of My Songs

Though the years have come between us and my days are marked by time
I can’t forget what went between us and the hours you were mine
Girl know I always loved you though I often did you wrong
You’re the reason for my living; you’re the shadow of my songs.

Now, I know you found another; a man who could stay true
But I regret the hurt I did you; if only that you knew
It broke my heart in leaving; if only I’d been strong
But girl I’ll keep believing – you’re shadow of my songs.

Chorus
Through the years and through the pain
It’s your memory keeps me sane
In the dark and endless night
You’re my torch and you’re my light.

Through the days of constant nothing to the nights of constant rain
Amongst the ghosts of passing strangers I will see your face again
In cities of lost dreamers; amongst the teeming, endless throng
You haunt my edge of reason; you’re the shadow of my songs.

Chorus

(Instrumental)

I think of you in autumn when the leaves must fall and die
I think of you in summer under bright and cloudless skies
I think of you in winter when the lonely nights are long
You’re the hope I find in spring time: you’re the shadow of my songs.

My life somehow got broken; now I always walk alone
A child of constant sorrow; a long, long way from home
And if God will not forgive me: for all the things I’ve done
Woman know that I loved you: you are the shadow of my songs.
Track Name: Rome Wasn't Built
Rome Wasn't Built

You tell me your love me but those are just words
So used and abused they verge on absurd
You tell me you want me, you'll always be mine
But love is so fleeting, it must fade in time
I know that I like you, what more can I say?
But Rome wasn't built, Rome wasn’t built
Rome wasn’t built; Rome wasn't built in a day.

Chorus
It took years and tears and blood and pain
Republics to fall and then rise up again
And though I’m not saying that love is the same
A man must have some time
Yes, a man must have some time.

Why ask for the stars? When you have the moon?
You might have it all but too much is too soon
I know that I like you what more can I say?
But Rome wasn’t built, Rome wasn’t built
Rome wasn’t built; Rome wasn’t built in a day.

Chorus

If all roads lead to Rome, why am I so far from home?
If all roads lead to Rome, why am I so far from home?

(Instrumental)

You tell me you’ll leave me but I won’t live a lie
I promise you nothing except that - I’ll try
I know that I like you what more can I say?
But Rome wasn't built, Rome wasn’t built
Rome wasn’t built; Rome wasn’t built in a day.
Track Name: Maid Of The Morning
Maid Of The Morning

Maid, maid, maid of the morning
Long , farewell, what more can I say
Stay free as the wind; as the rain storming
May God bless and keep you on this wedding day.

Maid, maid, maid of the morning
Though we must part this child I pray:
Live bright as the sun; as the sky dawning
May God bless and keep you on this wedding day.

Chorus
Proud is this father
Of the girl by his side
As she walks beside him a blushing bride
Proud is this father
But though you leave home
Remember that you’ll never walk alone.

Maid, maid, maid of the morning
A kiss, a kiss, as you go on your way
The wedding march plays, your lover is calling
May God bless and keep you on this wedding day.

Chorus

(Instrumental)

Maid, maid, maid of the morning
I give you this blessing as I give you away
The old priest is standing, your bridesmaids are forming
May God bless and keep you on your wedding day
May God bless and keep you on your wedding day
May God bless and keep you on your wedding day.
Track Name: Dublin Girl
Dublin Girl

Dublin girl: smile for me
Every hour with you is a joy to me
There’s so much life for us to see
I love you Dublin girl.

Dublin girl: share my heart
Promise me we shall never part
We can make a brand new start
I love you Dublin girl.

Dublin girl: I have to say
I adore you more with each passing day
You turn the skies from blue from grey
I love you Dublin girl.

Chorus
And the streets of this city will know your name
And the flowers & the towers sing of your fame
And the people in their cafes, clubs & cars
Will hear me shout my love for you to the stars.

Dublin girl: the sun won’t set
On our love so never fret
My love for you’ll not regret
I love you Dublin girl.

Dublin girl: hold me tight
Everything will be alright
Angels will guide us home tonight
I love you Dublin girl.

Chorus

(Instrumental)

Chorus

Dublin girl: won’t you smile?
Kiss my lips once in a while
You every look has me beguiled
I love you Dublin girl

Dublin girl can’t you see?
You made me the man I ought to be?
Your ever word has set me free
I love you Dublin girl.
I love you Dublin girl.
I love you Dublin girl.
Track Name: Northern Angels
Northern Angels

I have been guided by northern angels
The guiding lights who led my way home
And I owe my whole life to those angels
I am of them & they are my own.

Through the days of heartbreak & pity
Through the nights of drinking & pain
They stayed with me in the darkness of cities
They spoke to me & kept me sane.

Chorus
Will I see you mother on the Old Durham Road the sun blazing from your eyes?
The wind like a whiplash in your hair a child resting on your thigh?
Will I see you Maggie on the Old Durham Road Geordie proud & free?
Did I tell you both that I loved you? As a river loves the sea, as a river loves the sea.

Through my joys & all my depression
From the bad times to the good
They taught me by love’s lesson
To be the best man that I ever could.

Through years of triumph & trying
To the years of washing dishes & dole
They dried my eyes when I found I was crying
And kept the deep darkness from my soul.

Chorus

(Instrumental)

Chorus

If I die let me find those angels
High in the high, high in the sky
And let me walk through heaven with those angels
‘Til all the stars in that heaven will die.

I shall be guided by my angels
At least until the end of my days
So may the love of those northern angels
Walk with me ‘til my Judgement Day
Walk with me ‘til my Judgement Day.
Track Name: Loving You All My Days
Loving You All My Days

And she wakes up
And she makes up
And she says I think its time to break up
And she sighs now
Smiles long now
And then she says I think its time to cry now
And then she walks away
And there's only thing to say:

Chorus
I'll be loving you all my days
I'll be loving you in a thousand ways
I'll be loving you all my days
This my love I pray.

And the days pass
And the tears pass
And the years and all the beers pass
And I sigh now
Sometimes I cry now
And I wonder every night just why now
I dream of when she walked away
And there's only one thing to say:

Chorus

The clock will turn and the candle will burn
And the torch grow cold, as the heart grows old.

(Instrumental)

And she's gone now
And it's all wrong now
Lord I just have to be strong now
I won't forget her
Always regret her
And I know I'll never meet a better
I remember when she went away
When the only thing that I could say:

Chorus

This my love I pray
This my love I pray.
Track Name: Girls Who Ride On Trains
The Girls Who Rise On Trains

I shall not love the models of modern Rome
Or the movie s who call L.A. their home
Not the rich young things or the sad girls on the game
I shall love forever the girls who ride on trains.

I don't know where they're going; I don't know what they've been
I don't know what they're knowing or the many things they've seen
Though they may be strangers and I'll never know their names
I shall love forever the girls who ride on trains.

Chorus
Lonely is the rider of a distant rail
When every jolt reminds him - love has failed
Lonely is the rider, warm a woman's eyes
And every station passed a sad long
A sad long - a sad long .

I'll ride the rails to Scotland; I'll ride the rails to home
Rushing in search of something, a place to call my own
Sad when I have reached there, 'cause everything's the same
Wishing I could return to the girls who ride on trains.

Chorus

Some may call me dreamer: maybe that I am
Life has not been lucky, I'm a disappointed man
But God will never spite me nor make me blind in shame
And I shall love forever the girls who ride on trains
And I shall love forever the girls who ride on trains
And I shall love forever the girls who ride on trains.
Track Name: Yesterday's Sun
Yesterday’s Sun

We were young, the whole damn world was ours
We will talk for hours, under yesterday’s sun
We were wild, drunk and often stoned
But we almost made it home, under yesterday’s sun
We were free, no man could put us down
We were heroes, zeroes, clowns, under yesterday’s sun.

Chorus
I’d had enough of small town lights; I’d had enough of small town fights
I know that I had to go
I’d had enough of small town girls; I’d had enough of small town worlds
I know that I had to go; I know that I had to go.

We grew up, through love and hate and pain
But friends we have remained, under yesterday’s sun
Now the days, have flown from weeks to years
Wives and children have appeared, we meet at weddings now
But I can recall a million crazy things
The fights, the fools, the flings; under yesterday’s sun.

Chorus
I’d had enough of small town dreams; I’d had enough of small town themes
I know that I had to go
I’d had enough of small town nights; I’d had enough of small town spite
I know that I had to go; I know that I had to go.

(Instrumental)

So I flew, I knew I had to leave
But they were tugging at my sleeve under yesterday’s sun
A small town child, I could never stay
I had to get away, from under yesterday’s sun
But they’re still my brothers far from home
The best I’ve ever known, under yesterday’s sun
Under yesterday’s sun, under yesterday’s sun.
Track Name: Song For Orla
Song For Orla

You must skip these dirty streets, you must run down lanes
You must laugh & tumble, through sad old London rain
You must bring your sunshine to a city cold & grey
Orla there’s no end to your day, Orla there’s no end to your day
Orla there’s no end to your day, Orla there’s no end to your day.

You must race through puddles, you must play in parks
You must finish puzzles and stay up after dark
You must chase the pigeons until they’ve all flown away
Orla there’s no end to your day, Orla there’s no end to your day
Orla there’s no end to your day, Orla there’s no end to your day.

Fly child be free. Fly child be free. Fly child be free. Fly child be free.

You must sing to Disney songs as you brush your teeth
You must bounce on trampolines & chase the cats beneath
You must laugh at cartoon shows & leave coats as they lay
Orla there’s no end to your day, Orla there’s no end to your day
Orla there’s no end to your day, Orla there’s no end to your day.

You must be a princess & you must take your bows
You must ring your best friend & you must ring her now
You must play a thousand games ‘til the sun has flown away
Orla there’s no end to your day, Orla there’s no end to your day
Orla there’s no end to your day, Orla there’s no end to your day.

Fly child be free. Fly child be free. Fly child be free. Fly child be free.

Although me & your mother sadly had to part
You know you’ll always be part of my heart
Although me & your mother sadly had to part
You know you’ll always be part of my heart.

(Instrumental)
Fly child be free. Fly child be free. Fly child be free. Fly child be free.
You must catch a butterfly & you must find a star
You must draw some castles, you must count some cars
You must do a million things ‘til sleep gets in the way
Orla there’s no end to your day, Orla there’s no end to your day
Orla there’s no end to your day, Orla there’s no end to your day.

London will be your kingdom and you will be its queen
Every playground honour you, your life a happy dream
And may your joy & laughter blow the dark clouds away
Orla there’s no end to your day, Orla there’s no end to your day
Orla there’s no end to your day, Orla there‘s no end to your day

Fly child be free. Fly child be free. Fly child be free.
Track Name: A Miner Died Today
A Miner Died Today

There’s no cortege, no sobbing hordes
No princes pass clutching at swords
No heads will bow in the House of Lords
A miner died today.

There’s no salutes from muffled guns
No guardsmen march, no sound of drums
No choirs sing of kingdoms come
A miner died today.

Chorus
And my mind is filled with anger & my heart is filled with rage
That working men die underground in this day & age
And my mind is filled with anger & my heart is filled with rage
That working men die underground in this day & age.

No flags will fly at half mast
No cavalry will slowly pass
No bronze statues will be cast
A miner died today.

A brother, father, friend & a son
Who’ll never again see the sun
Another disaster but nothing’s done
A miner died today.

Chorus

And I wonder if any give a damn
As I think of the kids at Aberfan
Murder’s illegal but the coal-board can
A miner died today.

(Instrumental)

Chorus

So Swansea bells begin your toll
Tell the world of the price of coal
And the bloody cost to a man’s soul
A miner died today.

And let the tolling of the mournful bells
Ring for the men who work in hell
May they stay safe and live to tell:
A miner died today.