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THE LANGLEY ROOMS

Our Bella was a local treasure with a smile and a minute for those who sought advice
But she never really understood the deal
Her fella was a man of leisure ‘til he went and he got his fingers caught in a vice
Now he serves at her Majesty’s pleasure making gifts for the local orphan’s appeal
And it’s the only life they know



Down at the Langley Rooms
There’s a sound in the air, the platitudes of misfortune
Yeah, there’s a sense of despair they are courting
Down at the Langley Rooms
Oh, they’ll say life isn’t fair ‘cos they’re born to
Down at the Langley Rooms



Ludmilla was a social pillar since she fled with her life from her little Baltic state
She thanked God for the safety of this land
Her killer was at large until a year’s wage was offered to quickly seal his fate
It’s one less on the street but it’s still a wild place and you take your life in your hands
But it’s the only life they know



Down at the Langley Rooms
There’s a sound in the air, the platitudes of misfortune
Yeah, there’s a sense of despair they are courting
Down at the Langley Rooms
Oh, they’ll say life isn’t fair ‘cos they’re born to
Down at the Langley Rooms



And it won’t be long ‘til you’re singing the same song
And you have no choice, just so much you can do



Down at the Langley Rooms
There’s a sound in the air, the platitudes of misfortune

 

Yeah, there’s a sense of despair they are courting
Down at the Langley Rooms
Oh, they’ll say life isn’t fair ‘cos they’re born to
Down at the Langley Rooms

(Copyright Jules Benjamin)

From the album 'The English Dream'

The Langley Rooms - Jules Benjamin
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