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Paul Heaton

"The Pub"

Quiz night replaced the blues night in 1983
Blues night only popular
With allotment slim and me

Pool night took over from quiz night around 1985
The men brought their cues, women stayed away
The place was barely alive

All we ever needed was a lamp post or a tree
All we ever needed was a place to come and dream

We were park bench heroes
Nearly De Niros, nought to zeros
We'd come and dream

Of a swan flying high over a graveyard
Where an angel had spread out her wings
Flashing her teeth in some angelical smile
And some not so angelical things
Of a picture of burning hell at the bottom
With a message in Latin or Greek
Something like the meek shall inherit the earth
But the strong will then inherit the meek

Go on now go - Walk out the door
Karaoke night came and went around 1994

A new landlady breathed some life in 1996
And watched as it evaporated
Inches from her lips

We were park bench heroes
Nearly De Niros, nought to zeros
We'd come and dream

Of a swan flying high over a graveyard
Where an angel had spread out her wings
Flashing her teeth in some angelical smile
And some not so angelical things
When a church choir suddenly appears from the jukebox
Singing this incredible song
Blessed are the weak and the too shy to speak
When there's nothing much at stake for the strong

A new landlord and land lady
Took the helm in 2006
Steered us close to rocky shores
Nearly sunk this ship

Just like all the others
They left us there to list
Park bench heroes are rarely missed

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