Crime Narrative (HUM303)

The Coal-Train Robberies (demo version)

Yesterday’s coal train came to rest in the bitter cutting
And while the signals took an age to change, it was easy pickings
So you go to the movies where they smash it up
You want to feel your heart pumping, it makes me feel good
All through the karaoke, they were screaming the hits
While another Mercedes-Benz gets blown to bits

Outside a khaki-covered river oozes by
And still they say that there’s a big important world out there to try
“What’s yours is yours, what’s yours is mine,” so say those City of London swine
“So let’s steal something that’s really worth it”

Reports are coming in of a coal train robbery
It’s like another world, or it had better be

Come down the banks where you used to court, your heart pumping
You know where she kissed you as the sweating trains pulled in
A scrap of grime for a glimmer of heat beneath the rails between your feet
You used to pick rags from the workhouse floor
You don’t want much, you just want more
You waited fifteen years for the whistle to blow
When they say “work,” when they say “no”
If you don’t believe that I’m going for good
You can count the days I’m gone and chop up the chairs for firewood

Reports are coming in of a coal train robbery
It’s like another world, or it had better be

Reports are coming in of a coal train robbery
Reports are coming in of a coal train robbery

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