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Sir Roger de Beverley Lyr Req: In The Park (Leon Rosselson) (2) Lyr Add: IN THE PARK (Leon Rosselson) 16 Aug 15


You are pretty close. Here are the words as printed in the 1992 songbook "Bringing the News From Nowhere":

In the streets of the city, I have felt the towers falling
And there's nowhere I can run to
Where the people know my name know my name
When I was a child, I built towers out of stone
And the giants came and toppled them
As if it was a game it was a game.

But here in the park, where the darkness grows around,
Iam safe, I am free, and the giant palm trees stand,
Guarding my island, where I am who I am,
And the things that I see are all at my command.

In the streets of the city, the night falls like a stone
And the lights carve the darkness
With a warning to beware to beware.
When I was a child, I saw palaces of light
Where the sun struck the water
But they said, there's nothing there there's nothing there.

In the streets of the city, I can hear the sirens calling
And the eyes that turn to watch me
Turn my body into stone into stone.
When I was a child, I heard a woman singing
And then the song was over
And it left me more alone more alone.


Hope this helps

R


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