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Streets – On The Edge Of A Cliff lyrics

"I'm really okay thanks there's nothing to witness"
I said as I looked back from the edge of the cliff
The old man looking down lent over the ridge
Just looked with a grin as if a blessing had hit him

I slumped on the jut of the cliff
Just leave me alone this is none of your business
"I will" said the old man but just one thing
What he said was so lovely it stunned me

He said "I lay right there once at the edge of the rock
I was ready to jump I was ever so lost,
But this gentleman stopped and said something I never forgot"

For billions of years since the onset of time
Every single one of your ansestors survived
Every single person on your mum and dads side
Successfully looked after and passed onto you life
What are the chances of that like
It comes to me once in a while
And everywhere I tell folk it gets the best smile

And then the old man walked away and out of sight
Until the sound of him hiking turned to the sound of silence
I just froze in a profound surprise
But from down in my pride I found a smile to my eyes
And for many days again I'd be passing the same cliff
And on many occasions I'd chance on the same thing
Laying in the moss in the same way I was
Be another man looking like he needed a change of look
So I say

"I lay right there once at the edge of the rock
I was ready to jump I was ever so lost,
But this gentleman stopped and said something I never forgot"

For billions of years since the onset of time
Every single one of your ansestors survived
Every single person on your mum and dads side
Successfully looked after and passed onto you life
What are the chances of that like
It comes to me once in a while
And everywhere I tell folk it gets the best smile (x2)



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/s/streets/on_the_edge_of_a_cliff.html

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