Northern Lights (54th)

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Northern Lights (54th)


The Northern Lights are ablaze tonight

And, oh, I’m feeling down.

You never could just treat me right,

You always played around.

This fallen angel’s lost his wings

And come, at last, to ground –

While all the while my world turns

And those Northern Lights go round.


The heavens glow with neon arcs

The skyline blazes bright.

From streamlined, adult, amusement parks

To the safety of back street lights.

I can compare your golden hair

To synthetic amber beams –

‘cos my lady with the starlight eyes

Comes back to me in dreams.


The Northern Lights go round.


The nights were cold on 54th

Those hard boys burned their badge

The girls were cruel on 54th

They all had revolvers in their bags

But days were good

And when we were young

We were one of the few

Sammy T and the Vincent-boy

And his brother

Well no one knew


On 54th - All on 54th


Sunday light Service shines

on glistening pew from behind

Ribald man, shirt in disarray

Sits and listens - Preachers pray

Silence of lizards

On 54th…… On 54th….54th…..54th


No one listened

No one cared

And we cried

On 54th


Who’s listening now….

Is anybody listening?

54th again!




Co-write credit - Mike Bedford

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Laura Taylor

Fri 28th Jun 2013 10:01

Nice one! Very grungey/garagey - right up my street.

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Ian Whiteley

Thu 27th Jun 2013 22:55

yes John - we amped up - looped and got on the fuzzbox - and all of it was legal :-)
and I keep telling thee lad - Cas Vegas is on't wrong side o't common ;-)

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John Coopey

Thu 27th Jun 2013 21:04

Bloody 'ell. Ian! I've been teetotal for 17 years but that fuzzy audio reminded of what it was like to be pissed!
Viva Cas Vegas!

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