Ribbon Road lyrics


The Broken Parts

There's nothing left, I feel bereft
They've put a fence along the railway
Silence grows and God knows we need some peace
But there's no rest, grassed over left
To pay the price and it's not nice
The broken parts yer never see
The broken hearts

There's nothing here, I've cried me tears
I lean against the harbour wall
The waves come in
It's closing in, I see it all
I say the words, it's never heard
I cannot make them understand
The broken parts yer never see
The broken hearts

Chorus
If I could have a moment longer
What I'd give to see me Dad
Or see me Mam where we belonged
And touch the life we used to have
When times were good
When we were loved

There's nowt to start, her Dad was hard
It's set in stone and she's come home
Where she belongs
Where she was wrong and trying hard
She went away to get away
There's no escape from Seaham and pain
The broken parts yer never see
The broken hearts

There's nowt to see, just memories
There's tins and cups and Sunday tea
And tags and lamps
And gran looking after me
There's photographs, a marra's laugh
The better times are in the past
The broken parts yer never see
The broken hearts

Chorus

It's all away, and it's today
Half a lifetime, yesterday
The ground was shaking
Coal was breaking at the seam
And in the evening
Sometimes light will catch me breath
I'll feel just right
The broken parts yer never see
The broken hearts

The broken parts yer never see
The broken hearts

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Words and Music - Brenda Heslop 2017 (Ribbon Road Music)

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