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Old Laira

Well there's a picture on my mantelpiece,
And a record that I play when I'm down.
And even after all these years
I hear voices, I can hear the sound

Of church bells ringing in my ears,
But I could never see it in my memory.
As the cold wind whistled through my mind
Old Laira went drifting out to sea

Old Laira speed right back,
There's a seed and it's gonna grow I know and so
Cast off those ties and take the next ride
That's coming my way

The thunder cracks and there's d there's a hole in the sky
An' it's gonna last for ever more
The kings and queens whose acts are so obscene
As they frolic naked on somebody else's shores.

Homer's living on the South side of town
He's accepted that there's just no other way
Year in year out as Christmas comes around
It's just the same as any other day

Well ain' it funny that no matter how you try
Fate sometime, somehow always will prevail
I'm touching hands
with a man I've never met
And I'm begging, no I'm pleading him to say

Old Laira speed right back,
There's a seed and it's gonna grow I know and so
Cast off those ties and take the next ride
That's coming my way

The thunder cracks and there's d there's a hole in the sky
An' it's gonna last for ever more
The kings and queens whose acts are so obscene
As they frolic naked on somebody else's shores.