Billy Fury Way


You’re going to lose your life today – down on Billy Fury Way

Rock and Roll won’t save you – now Billy’s gone away

Halfway to Paradise via Paddington Green

Take me off to Heaven in a Leverton’s limousine


We’re gathered here today to pay our last respects

In secret alleyways from this world to the next

I measured put my lie in barbershop mirrors - how did I become so old?

And is this the face I deserve, is this the fate I deserve?


As my health begins to fail and the shadows start to spread

I see visions of a past life – night watchmen in my head

Always the stranger up on the bridge, he signals to me

Tells me how long I’ve got left but it’s too dark to see


Ancient coins wash up with every tide - I place them here across my eyes

To pay the Riverman, pay the Riverman – as London dies


You’re going to lose your life today – on Billy Fury Way

Rock and Roll won’t save you – now Billy’s gone away