The Angel

Louis Dunford




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As I walk these streets alone through this borough I call home 

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Upon the baron fields of Highbury 'neath the stadiums of stone 

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Through the turnstiles at The Angel see the homeless on the green 

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From The Cally to The Cross and every shithole in between 

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Pass the church the mosque a crack den and the offie on the corner 

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See the brasses from the brothel that pretends to be a sauna 

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Watch the bedlam in the bookies see the winners and the losers 

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Seeking solace from their sorrow in the local battle cruisers 

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Through the madness in the market weathered faces turn to greet ya 

'ello gov'nor how's your mother 

You alright son be lucky geezer  

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Double pie and mash and liquor a Cuppa Rosie Lee up chap  

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Or watch retired gangsters bicker every day in Arthur's café  

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The little fuckers causing trouble for the cozzers make you smile 

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You meet ya muckers for a couple forget your troubles for a while  

From The Thornhill to The Hemmy all the faces are the same 

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'cause the manor might be changing but the people still remain 

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North London forever 

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Whatever the weather   these streets are our own   

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And     my heart will leave you never 

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My blood will forever    run through the stone    

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As I walk these streets alone through a kingdom made of chrome 

I see them ripping up the cobbles and tearing down our childhood homes 

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I see the architecture changing watch the history disappear 

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And the skyline rearranging into towers of veneer 

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But I see the remnants of a London that they thought they could erase 

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Every time I hear the old school talk about the good old days 

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Or every time I watch the football  and have a ruby with the lads 

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See an hoister selling clobber or a dealer shooting bags 

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It's in the single mothers juggling a baby and a job 

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In every single brother struggling that wound up in the dock 

It's in the roots and the foundations still clinging to the land 

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It's in the bricks that built the Morland and Popham that still stand 

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It's in my family and my friends in every gram and every Benz 

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It's in the roots that we inherit when a generation ends 

It's in the ruins of your youth and the faces of your past 

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'cause the manor might be changing but the people always last  

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North             London forever 

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Whatever the weather  these streets  

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are our own 

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And my heart will leave you never     

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My blood will forever run through the stone  


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