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I saw a blue umbrella in Princes Street Garden
Heading out west for the Lothian Road
An evening news stuffed deep in the pocket

Little did I know that even a heavy load
I found us walking Grierson's dockyards
Where the only thing working was foreign film crews
Making an impressive documentary

For the big news
To the satellite
And all we're left with is the black black oil
With a sense of pride and identity

The waters left behind we shouldn't forget
Laid low in the books of history
I saw the starlings wheel round Georgian spires
Gathering on patrol in the skies

In the distance burns the flame of Grangemouth
And the dream is lost
Everything what it could inspire
From the take you know there is no distance

How we talk about in the secret affairs
Taking our ride into the distance
To be what it was or could have been
What I should have said

And all we're left with is the black black oil
With a strong sense of national pride
'Till we take some more steps to unity
Take it back to me

Take it back
In a city run out of luck
And all we're left with is the black, black oil
With a strong sense of national pride

Calling the ... for identity
What it meant to me, what I said
What we could have had
I saw a blue umbrella in Princes Street Garden

Heading out west for the Lothian Road
An evening news stuck deep in the pocket
Little did I know that he'd fall
Carrying a heavy load

And all we're left with is the black black oil
With a strong sense of national pride
Calling a name in the sake of unity
What it means to me you'll never know

You'll never know
I see myself forced in servant exile
Turning around at another's command
All I want to see is identity

What I could have been
What I did
Could have been
Internal exile

Internal exile
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Exile On Princes Street Lyrics

Marillion – Exile On Princes Street Lyrics

Songwriters: DICK, DEREK WILLIAM/MOSLEY, IAN/KELLY, MARK/TREWAVAS, PETER
Exile On Princes Street lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

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