From the album Plain Clothes

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Lyrics

THE STREETS ARE ALL EMPTY
WHERE HAS EVERYONE GONE
WERE THE POETS JUST LIONS
DID THEY STRING US ALONG?

THERE'S NO FOOD ON THE TABLE
NO WINE IN THE GLASS
NEVER WALK AWAY HUNGERY
JUST SAVOUR TO THE LAST

AND OH WE DANCE IN THE NIGHT
'NEATH THE MANTLE OF THE MOON
AND OH TAKE SOME JOY IN THIS LIFE
WHICH MAY LEAVE US TOO SOON

AND IF SOMONE SHOULD ASK YOU
TO JUST GIVE IT AWAY
ALL YOUR WORLDLY POSSESSIONS
WELL WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?

LIKE A SKILL OF AN ACTOR
THAT'S SUPPOSED TO LOOK REAL
AND THE CAMERAS KEEP ROLLING
AND THEIR KISS HE BARELY STEALS

AND OH WE DANCE IN THE NIGHT
'NEATH THE MANTLE OF THE MOON
AND OH TAKE SOME JOY IN THIS LIFE
WHICH MAY LEAVE US TOO SOON

AND SO IT IS WRITTEN
THAT THE FIRST SHALL BE LAST
WHEN ALL SINS ARE FORGIVEN
AND PUT IN THE PAST

BUT JUSTICE RINGS HOLLOW
SHE IS DEAF, DUMB AND BLIND
BEST DEPEND ON THE MERCIES
OF THE STRANGERS THAT YOU FIND

AND OH WE DANCE IN THE NIGHT
'NEATH THE MANTLE OF THE MOON
AND OH TAKE SOME JOY IN THIS LIFE
WHICH MAY LEAVE US TOO SOON

AND OH WE DANCE IN THE NIGHT
'NEATH THE MANTLE OF THE MOON
AND OH TAKE SOME JOY IN THIS LIFE
WHICH MAY LEAVE US TOO SOON

WERE THE POETS JUST LIONS
DID THEY STRING US ALONG?