Stolen cars and railway yards
Dog ends on the ground
Warning lights that flash in time
To Billy’s mellow sound
Sid was dead and Danny said
It’s time for us to go
While the man with the board said he’d call on the Lord
And one day we would know

Sixteen tonnes of hope had come
And gone with the second win
We had our fun but the summer’s sun
Was bitter at the end
My mate and me thought we’d be free
So we packed up and hit the road
While the man with the board said he called on the lord
And sometime soon we’d know

That the world spins around
And there’s dirt on the ground
And beauty comes out of the sod
And maybe soon I’d be a friend of God

We headed west and then travelled north
But every where’s the same
Stone or tar, the road is hard
Whatever way they lay
When you pillow’s a stone and no-where’s home
A hope’s just slipping through
There’s no sign that I’ll get the time
To find out if it’s true

Now it’s all gone around and come back again
And sometimes it’s settled down
I’ve got a wife and kids and the family lives
In a house on the edge of town
Now the lads take their cars and their bikes to the park
And play the life I knew
While I stand at the door and I talk to the Lord
And hope one day they’ll know


from Best Thing That's Happened, track released January 1, 2010


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Rob Halligan coventry

Award winning international artist who has worked with Graeme Duffin,Sandy Jones (Wet Wet Wet), Bob Halligan Jr (Judas Priest, Cher), After The Fire, and Paul Evans (Delirious). His CD Best Thing that Happened was nominated Contemporary Album Of The Year and his latest album, The Perils the Grace and The Way has appeared on BBC Radio 2, BBC1 TV, ITV’s Daybreak and many local radio stations. ... more

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