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Angel in the city
Runnin' home, will you tell? I don't know (and that's a lie).
They don't hear the evening.
Bank job in the city.
Robin Hood and William Tell and Ivanhoe and Lancelot,
they don't envy me.
Bad move. It's an ebb tide.
Can't move. It's an ebb tide.
Can't get her out of my head.
Can't get it out of my head.
Now my old girl is gone for dead
'Cause I can't get her off of my head.
Now my old world is gone for dead
'Cause I can't get it out of my head.
Now my whole world has gone for dead
Now my old world has gone for dead
Robin Hood, William Tell, and Ivanhoe are here tonight.
They all envy me.
Robin Hood, William Tell, Ivanhoe, and Lancelot.
They don't envy me.
Walking on a wave's chicane.
Walking on a wave, she came.
Yes, I have the lyric sheet that came with the record. Somebody at the printers goofed it up. A handwritten note signed by Jeff Lynne himself reveals what the lyrics truly are. This note has been framed and is currently on the wall of my friend's house. I wish I could show it to you, but you'll have to take my word for it.
Walking on the waves she came
Walking on a wave's chicane