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​Manchester

This song is by The Times.

Buildings of gray on a liquid sky
Turns the day into night
The bars are filling with fighting Irish
Smug young married couples dressing down for the weekend

Pert shop-girls and typists tip-tapping
Into blaring dance halls
Hard-faced villains dressing up for the drinking clubs
While Suburbia sits watching television

Bouncers in tuxedos with butterflies round their necks
"Love" tattooed on the right hand and "Hate" on the left
Stone Roses just like angels, Heaven is this noise
Fancied by the shop-girls admired by the sweatshop boys

So we're sitting in the snug bar waiting for Jase the Ace
Hooky's by the jukebox doing his splendid to entertain
Look at Tony Wilson live on Channel 4
Vote for Rodney Marsh 'cause Best's on sale again

I hear a song by Stephen Patrick
A crocodile tear paints the dead
Everybody starts shouting "HANG THE DJ"
So he puts on State 808 instead

I see a face at the Hacienda
I see a heart that's torn in two
I see a head that flies the Happy Mondays
And a lonely girl called you
And a lonely girl called you

Manchester! Manchester, England
Manchester, I'll always love you! (repeat)