On Malvern Way again
(From the album BOY)
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We met one day in summer
On the beach you held my hand
We took a taxi to the ridge
Our pockets full of pebbles and sand
You held me and we kissed again
And the rain came pouring down
And we watched the lights come on in Hastings town
We walked to your place together
You stopped me at the door
You said that love was not a place
Where you had been before
Then you opened up and let me in
You said that I could stay
And I stayed with you forever on Malvern Way

Well the rich they’ve got their diamonds
And their houses are bigger than ours
They’ve got elegant suits and no holes in their boots
And they smoke big expensive cigars
But their lives are worth nothing Angel
In their palaces let them remain
‘Cause I’d rather be with you my dear
On Malvern Way again

Well twenty years down the line
Three children they had grown
And forty years down the line
Their kids too had grown
And then of course there’s great-grand children
And though the toil it made us moan
It was a little piece of heaven we were shown

For fifty-eight years you were my life
When sad I thought of you
Our love it doubled happiness
And divided the bad in two
And I’ll never forget those happy times
On the beach they’d run and play
And we’d walk home together to Malvern Way

Well the rich they’ve got their diamonds
And their houses are bigger than ours
They’ve got elegant suits and no holes in their boots
And they drive big expensive cars
But their lives are worth nothing Angel
Wealth is a ball and chain
And I’d rather be with you my dear
On Malvern Way again

Well I suppose in life that all things
One day must come to an end
And I’m glad it’s you that went first
My very dearest friend
‘Cause I wouldn’t wish this pain on you
On our anniversary day
To be walking alone on sunny Malvern Way
So tonight I’m gonna go swimming
Beneath the stars and beneath the moon
And all my worries and troubles
They will be over soon
And I’ll swim until I find you
And you’ll free me of my pain
And we’ll walk together on Malvern Way again

Well the rich they’ve got their diamonds
And their houses are bigger than ours
They’ve got elegant suits and no holes in their boots
But they might as well be living on Mars
‘Cause their lives are worth nothing Angel
In their palaces let them remain
‘Cause I’d rather be with you my dear
On Malvern Way again