New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

A tenement, a dirty street
Walked and worn by shoeless feet
Inside its long and so complete
Watched by a shivering sun
Old eyes in a small childs face
Watching as the shadows race
Through walls and cracks and leave no trace
And daylights brightness shuns

The days of pearly spencer
The race is almost run

Nose pressed hard on frosted glass
Gazing as the swollen mass
On concrete fields where grows no grass
Stumbles blindly on
Iron trees smother the air
But withering they stand and stare
Through eyes that neither know nor care
Where the grass is gone

The days of pearly spencer
The race is almost run

Pearly wheres your milk white skin
Whats that stubble on your chin
Its buried in the rot gut gin
You played and lost not won
You played a house that cant be beat
Now look your heads bowed in defeat
You walked too far along the street
Where only rats can run

The days of pearly spencer
The race is almost run
The days of pearly spencer
The race is almost run
The race is almost run

A tenement, a dirty street
Remember worn and shoeless feet
Remember how you stood to beat
The way your life had gone
So pearly dont you shed more tears
For those best forgotten years
Those tenements are memories
Of where youve risen from

The days of pearly spencer
The race is almost won



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/m/marc_almond/the_days_of_pearly_spencer.html

Correct | Report

Please input the reason why these lyrics are bad:

songmeanings

      Write about your feelings and thoughts

      Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
      U
      Unregistered
      Min 50 words
      Not bad
      Good
      Awesome!
      Explain

      Write an explanation

      Your explanation
      Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
      10 words
      Good
      Cool
      Awesome!
      Explanation guidelines:
      • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
      • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
      • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
      Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
      ×