Pop: Lyric Sheets
Friday 04 September 1998
Tubular Bells Revisited
In Horse Guards Parade
Across St James's Park
The sound drifts over Downing St.
In damp autumnal dark
Reverberates in Admiralty
Across the roofs to Treasury
As somewhere in the M.O.D.
A middle-aged clerk
Remembering the record
Pauses for a second
In Horse Guards Parade?
When he was in his prime
The only sounds in Whitehall
Were cars and Big Ben's chime
And if it all seems strange somehow
When summer's gone you must allow
That it gets late much earlier now
Good Lord, is that the time?
The piece went on forever
In those days it was clever
In Horse Guards Parade
An added beat with techno bass
The scoundrel's last resort
But in September's clammy fist
Reminds one of The Exorcist
Forgive me. That's your train you've missed
No acid - mine's a port
It's churlish to decry it
My son may go and buy it
Books And it is whizzpopping!
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