The Streets Forget

Eamon Friel Cop. Con.

In the centre of the town you’ll find Streets that make a diamond of a square Diamond cut on diamond must endure And still there is a lustre there

But the city has no memory now Of the song it sang for us and yet I still want to tell you I remember Although the streets forget

Sometimes still I think it’s the song that I heard then Sometimes still I swear I can hear hear it again

I am walking in the rain and sun
Sun and rain together thick as thieves Down the old streets Autumn at my feet He’s with the wind among the leaves

But they have their feet on the ground and they know everything They have their feet on the ground and they know everything And they don’t believe me they tell me a street cannot sing
And they have their feet on the ground and they know everything

Now the evening brings two lovers here Hand in hand they wander they are young And the long street sings a song for them And only they can hear it sung