The sun had been up for a couple of hours,
Covered the ground with a layer of gold.
Spirits were high and the raining had stopped,
The larder was low, but boy that wasnt all.
Eleventh earl of mar
Couldnt get them very far.
Daddy! oh daddy, you promised.

Out on the road in the direction of perth,
Backwards and forwards in a circle they went.
Found a city half open and ready to greet,
The conquering heroes, with blisters on their feet.
Eleventh earl of mar
Somehow got them all this far.
Daddy! you promised, you promised.

See the stewart all dressed up
Hes got eyes in the back of his head.
Who came in a cockleshell boat
That could only just float,
Couldnt even lift a sword.
Dressed too fine and smelling of wine.

Daddy youve got to go!
Here comes the bishop all dressed up
Hes gonna bless you if youre ready to pay.
One wave of his funny old stick,
Theres a band of light across your eyes.

Waited a week still they hadnt appeared,
That glorious timing that everyone feared.
So theyre riding along on the crest of a wave,
Theyre headed for london, and that will be their grave.
Eleventh earl of mar
Well he couldnt get them down that far
Daddy! Im waiting, Im waiting

Time to go to bed now
Never seems too keen
To be a guest now
In a house of dreams

Flying from a hillside
Beckoning the trees
A sailboats awning
Mimicking the breeze

Im fighting gravity falling
My daddy wont let them get me
A voice screams seems to be calling
The face turns features are burning.

Daddy, youve got to go!
See the fifteen going by,
Tell the lairds and the lords
Theyre running backwards today,
And once again you stand alone.

Bury your memories bury your friends,
Leave it alone for a year or two.
Till the stories go hazy and the legends come true,
Then do it again. some things never end.
Eleventh earl of mar
Wont be going very far.
You promised, you promised, you promised.
Daddy!
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Eleventh Earl Of Mar Lyrics

Genesis – Eleventh Earl Of Mar Lyrics

Songwriters: Banks, Anthony / Rutherford, Michael / Hackett, Steve
Eleventh Earl Of Mar lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

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