Emperor Gum - Cheltenham

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Walk with me past swimming pools
Round traffic lights and screaming schools
Through business parks and broken roads
Past old Victorian abodes

Stroll on down the Promenade
Where Christmas lights make the trees starred
Where basement clubs play disco beats
And old stone shops sell boiled sweets

Where on a bench a Minatour
Sits by a hare without a roar
Where on a fountain Neptune's throne
By rows of stores with fashions shown

The tallest clockwork ever known
With wishing fish and bubbles blown
Models of the first jet engine
Plans to build a new wind turbine

Rolling Stones made out of bronze
Sit by the lake and feed the swans
Row a boat over the lakes
Falling leaves like copper flakes

From the earth the fabled spring
From which spa water fed the King
Which brought to pilgrims better health
And brought to Cheltenham its great wealth

Thousands come for gold cup race
With ladies dressed in hats and lace
Where famous horses wins have notched
As in the stands Queen Mother watched

Before you leave, please watch and talley
Streetlight that blaze through the valley
A brighter sky than up above
Look down upon the town I love

If memories are all we are
Then I exist in lanes and bars
With Gustav Holst, maybe his ghost
Will part to me his music's host


from SpinTunes #2: Round 1, released October 10, 2010
Emperor Gum




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