Over The Wall We Go Lyrics

by David Bowie

Over the wall we go
All coppers are nanas
Over the wall we go
Leave him a note saying "Wish you was here"
I know the best ways to break out of here
I helped a young laddie called Ivan
Over the wall last night
Then he climbed back and he grabbed me tight
He uttered some words that I can't say to you
Cause he remembered that he was a screw

Over the wall we go
All coppers are nanas
Over the wall we go
Leave him a note wishing "Happy New Year"

My name is Henry
Some say I'm thick
I've spent half me life in and out of nick
Me mum sends me presents to keep me in style
Soggy old cakes and hundreds of files
God sussed all them files
I'm a clever young man
Now I'm just stupid with manicured hands

Over the wall we go
All coppers are nanas
Over the wall we go
Nobody's left and the screws are in tears

spoken
"Double 3, 427" "Here sir"
"Double 3, 428" "Here sir"
"Double 3, 429, Double 3, 429, where is he?"
"He went out for a cup of tea at the local football match sir"
"Oh.... well he might have invited me"

Over the wall we go
All coppers are nanas
Over the wall we go
Nobody's left and the screws are in tears

We tried digging tunnels but gave up the ghost
Just past the Kensington Yards at the most
Our limbs was aching, we felt pretty pooped
Our clothes they was tatty, our hallows did droop
We crawled back to safety, our hearts filled with gloom
Cause we'd dug ourselves through to the smallest room

Over the wall we go
All coppers are nanas
Over the wall we go
Leave him a note wishing "Happy New Year"

spoken
[knock knock knock]
"Hello, who is it?"
"Double 3, 429, guv"
"Oh, hang on a minute...
Hello sonny Jim
Been wondering where you were
Did you have a nice Christmas?"