19 November 2008

Pogues - White City

The Pogues - White City

This lament about the disappearance of dog tracks from the scene first appeared to me late at night on MTV's 120 Minutes. It's nice to be able to watch this again.

In case you find Shane MacGowan's singing fairly indecipherable, here are the lyrics, cribbed from one of the many lyrics sites on the interweb:

Here a tower shining bright
Once stood gleaming in the night
Where now there's just the rubble
In the hole here the paddies and the frogs
Came to gamble on the dogs
Came to gamble on the dogs not long ago

Oh the torn up ticket stubs
From a hundred thousand mugs
Now washed away with dead dreams in the rain
And the car-parks going up
And they're pulling down the pubs
And its just another bloody rainy day

Oh sweet city of my dreams
Of speed and skill and schemes
Like atlantis you just disappeared from view
And the hare upon the wire
Has been burnt upon your pyre
Like the black dog that once raced
Out from trap two

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