Green and Grey Lyrics

New Model Army


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Justin Edward Sullivan, Robert Charles Heaton
album: Track 5 in album Thunder and Consolation
release date: 1989-2
popularity : 13 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Folk Rock/New Wave/Alternative Rock/Post-Punk
length: 5:47
producer: Tom Dowd
mixer: Jon Kelly
composer: Justin Sullivan, Robert Heaton

Cover Art

New Model Army Thunder and Consolation cover art
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The time I think most clearly, the time I drift away
Is on the bus-ride that meanders up these valleys of green and grey
I get to think about what might have been and what may yet come true
And I get to pass a rainy mile thinking of you
And all the while, all the while, I still hear that call
To the land of gold and poison that beckons to us all
Nothing changes here very much, I guess you'd say it never will

The pubs are all full on Friday nights and things get started still
We spent hours last week with Billy boy, bleeding, yeah queuing in Casualty
Staring at those posters we used to laugh at,
Never Never Land, palm trees by the sea
Well there was no need for those guys to hurt him so bad
When all they had to do was knock him down
But no one asks to many questions like that since you left this town

And tomorrow brings another train
Another young brave steals away
But you're the one I remember
From these valleys of green and the grey

You used to talk about winners and losers all the time, as if that was all there was
As if we were not of the same blood family, as if we live by different laws
Do you owe so much less to these rain swept hills than you owe to your good self?
Is it true that the world has always got to be something
That seems to happen somewhere else?
For God's sake don't you realize that I still hear that call
Do you think you're so brave just to go running to that which beckons to us all?

No, not for one second did you look behind you
As you were walking away
Never once did you wish any of us well
Those who had chosen to stay
And if that's what it takes to make it
In the place that you live today
Then I guess you'll never read these letters that I send
From the valleys of the green and the grey


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 I Love the World
  • 2 Stupid Questions
  • 3 225
  • 4 Inheritance
  • 5 Green and Grey
  • 6 Ballad of Bodmin Pill
  • 7 Family
  • 8 Family Life
  • 9 Vagabonds
  • 10 125 mph
  • 11 Archway Towers
  • 12 The Charge
  • 13 Chinese Whispers
  • 14 Nothing Touches
  • 15 White Coats