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Lyrics to “The Streets of Edinburgh”

Of late a beautiful song by The Proclaimers is really capturing my imagination.  The song is called “The Streets of Edinburgh.”

Please watch the official video from youtube and read its lyrics here below:

“Streets Of Edinburgh”

Along these broken pavements I let my mind run free The past and the present Seem just the same to me The people I have loved most Among these stones did dwell And in the plainest language Their stories they did tell

They pass, they pass They pass, they pass The streets of Edinburgh Hold half the world for me In scores, in droves The living and the ghosts The streets of Edinburgh Mean most to me

Depending on your viewpoint This place is blessed or cursed And in the years I’ve lived here I’ve seen the best and worst An air of sordid passion A look of dirty grace But not right in your face It’s not that kind of place

They pass, they pass They pass, they pass The streets of Edinburgh Hold half the world for me In scores, in droves The living and the ghosts The streets of Edinburgh Mean most to me

Down greasy potholed roadways I watch the traffic crawl But for the cars and buses I give no thought at all I think about the future I wonder at her health How with this human wealth She does renew herself

They pass, they pass They pass, they pass The streets of Edinburgh Hold half the world for me In scores, in droves The living and the ghosts The streets of Edinburgh Mean most to me

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