There Goes A Tenner

Okay remember, okay remember
That we have just allowed
Half an hour
To get in, do it and get out
My sense of adventure
Is changing to danger
The signal has been given
I go in
The crime begins
My excitement
Turns into fright
All my words fade
What am I gonna say?
Musn't give the game away

We're waiting

We got the job sussed
This shop's shut for business
The lookout has parked the car
But kept the engine running
Three beeps means trouble's coming
I hope you remember
To treat the gelignite tenderly for me
I'm having dreams about things not going right
Let's leave in plenty of time tonight
Both my partners
Act like actors
You are Bogart
He is George Raft
That leaves Cagney and me

We're waiting

You blow the safe up
Then all I know is I wake up
Covered in rubble
One of the Rabble
Needs mummy
The government will never find the money
I've been here all day
A star in strange ways
Apart from the photograph
They'll get nothing from me
Not until they let me see
My solicitor
Ooh I remember
That rich windy weather
When you would carry me
Pockets floating in the breeze
There goes a tenner
Hey look, there's a fiver
There's a ten shilling note
Remember them?
That's when we used to vote for him

 

1982 by Kate Bush Music Ltd./EMI Music Publishing Ltd.

 

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