COVENTRY

We went to Coventry

trying to find a future

it was not ours to see

the past stood like a teacher

blocking every street

blocking every view

till we found

the key

(don’t you know that)

Nothing happens anywhere

it’s not the place’s fault

it’s something in the air

forgotten elephant

blocking every street

blocking every view

CHORUS:

SO MANY FIRES YOU LIT

WE COME OUT OF THE ASHES

SEE WHAT WE MADE OF IT

SEE WHAT YOU CALL

CO-

LAT-

TERAL

We’ll plant a garden here

to truth and pain and beauty

with half a Jaguar

and a third of Picardy

and we’ll walk hand in hand

with not a stitch to wear

it’s not the promised land

but you can keep your hair

on

BRIDGE:

BETWEEN THE OLD AND NEW STONES

THE PHOENIX FLIES AGAIN

THERE’S ALWAYS MORE THAN 2 TONES

NOW THAT DOCTOR WHO

PHONES A FRIEND

CHORUS:

SO MANY FIRES YOU LIT

WE COME OUT OF THE ASHES

SEE WHAT WE MADE OF IT

SEE WHAT YOU CALL

CO-

LAT-

TERAL

so let me ask you

What do they teach you at school

except to eat your carrots?

now’s the time to retool

camshafts to carry water

filling every street

filling every view

cos we found the quay

So come on and tell it like it is

ven if they kick your teeth in

there’s our truth, and there’s his

but he can turn and come in

under this red red rock

under this red red rock

CHORUS

SO MANY FIRES YOU LIT

WE COME OUT OF THE ASHES

SEE WHAT WE MADE OF IT

SEE WHAT YOU CALL

CO-

LAT-

TERAL

COVENTRY

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