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Tank Park Salute Lyrics

from Live at the Union Chapel

"Tank Park Salute" is track #18 on the album Live at the Union Chapel. It was written by Bragg, Billy.
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Kiss me goodnight and say my prayers
Leave the light on at the top of the stairs
Tell me the names of the stars up in the sky
A tree taps on the window pane
That feeling smothers me again
Daddy, is it true that we all have to die?

At the top of the stairs is darkness
At the top of the stairs is darkness

I closed my eyes and when I looked
Your name was in the memorial book
And what had become of all the things we planned
I accepted the commiserations
Of all your friends and your relations
But there's some things I still don't understand

You were so tall, how could you fall?

Some photographs of a summer's day
A little boy's lifetime away
Is all I've left of everything we've done
Like a pale moon in a sunny sky
Death gazes down as I pass by
To remind me that I'm but my father's son

I offer up to you, this tribute
I offer up to you, this tank park salute

Songwriters
BRAGG, BILLY

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