Dream Academy -
Life in a Northern Town

The Salvation Army band played.
And the children drank lemonade.
And the morning lasted all day, all day.
And through an open window came,
Like Sinatra in a younger day.
Pushing the town away...

Life in a Northern town.

He sat on a stony ground.
And he took a cigar out.
And everyone else came down to listen.
He said in Winter 1963
Everyone thought the world would freeze,
With John F. Kennedy and the Beatles.

Life in a northern town.
All of the world struck down.

In the evening we'd talk too late.
Watch the water run down the drain.
As we followed him down to the station
And though he never rode away goodbye
You could see it written in his eye,
As the train rolled out of sight, bye bye. .

Life in a northern town..