Manchester Lyrics

The Beautiful South


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Paul Heaton, Dave Rotheray
album: Track 1 in album Superbi
release date: 2006-5-15
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length: 3:55

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From Northenden to Partington it’s rain
From Altrincham to Chadderton it’s rain
From Moss Side to Swinton hardly Spain
It’s a picture postcard of “wish they never came”

And whilst that deckchair in the garden it makes no sense
It doesn’t spoil the view or cause offence
Those Floridas, Bavarias and Kents
Make gentlemen wear shorts but don’t make gents

So convertible stay garage-bound
Save after-sun for later
If rain makes Britain great
Then Manchester is greater
As you dry your clothes once again
Upon the radiator
What makes Britain great
Makes Manchester yet greater

From Cheetham Hill to Wythenshawe it’s rain
Gorton, Salford, Sale pretty much the same
As I’m caught up without my jacket once again
The raindrops on my face play a sweet refrain

And as winter turns reluctantly to spring
For the clouds above the city there’s one last fling
Swallows build their nests, chaffinch sing
And the sun strolls into town like long lost king

And the mood of this whole sodden place is melancholy
Like the sun came out to play, shone through the clouds
But dropped its lolly
And everyone looks so disappointed, so, so sorry
Like the rain blew into town, kidnapped the sun
And stole its brolly

Track Listing

  • 1 The Rose of My Cologne
  • 2 Manchester
  • 3 There Is Song
  • 4 The Cat Loves the Mouse
  • 5 The Next Verse
  • 6 When Romance Is Dead
  • 7 Meanwhile
  • 8 Space
  • 9 Bed of Nails
  • 10 Never Lost a Chicken to a Fox
  • 11 From Now On
  • 12 Tears