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Hail

Written By Rory Gallagher

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Taste, The Best of Taste

Lyrics

  • I SING AT THE CORNER MY CAP AT MY TOES,
  • I SING ALL THOSE SONGS OF JOY, SADNESS AND WOE.
  • THEY STAND ON THE PAVEMENT THE TENORS JOIN IN,
  • THE REST WHILST MY BACK'S TURNED HAVE BIG TOOTHY GRINS.
  • THEN FOR AN ENCORE I'LL WILT TO THE STAND,
  • AND SNAP ON THE KEYBOARD OF MY BABY GRAND.
  • THEY MOVE AWAY AS THE HAIL HITS THE GROUND,
  • I'M LEFT THERE LAUGHING I'VE JUST MADE A POUND.
  • THEN YOU CAME ALONG AND ASKED ME TO SING,
  • THE SONG? I INQUIRED, SHE SAID - ANYTHING.
  • I COVER MY EYES AND I BURST INTO SONG,
  • AND WHEN I HAD FINISHED I LEFT, SHE WAS GONE.
  • THEN BACK TO THE PALACE I FIND MY STEPS LEAD,
  • I TAKE OFF MY SHOES AND I WATCH MY TOES BLEED.
  • I SIT THERE AND WONDER WHEN YOU'LL COME AGAIN,
  • I MUST GET BACK TO THE CORNER AGAIN.
  • I LOOK AT THE CORNER FROM BEHIND THE DOOR,
  • SOME PEOPLE ARE STANDING THERE MUST BE A SCORE.
  • THERE'S NOBODY SINGING OR MOVES AT THEIR FEARS,
  • EVERYBODY JOINS HANDS AND THEY HOLD BACK THE TEARS.

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