I often think about the nights

the times were full and 

all my days were gone and numbered

chasing all the girls up Billingham

bare chested in the wind

The green and white on a Saturday

burning through the turnstiles

singing all the way down East Lowell

 

Would you forgive me?

what do you say, Edina?

Would you forgive me?

 

'Coz I'm still listening for the van

I'm carving change from out my pocket

for an ice cream from the man

skinning all my knees

running from the pol' playing

hide and seek

along junction street

I always felt this awful shame

coming from a scheme and

I never took my education slow.

 

Would you forgive me?

what do you say, Edina?

Would you forgive me?

 

'Coz I will never grow,

no, never will I grow so old again, I know, I know

And everywhere I be

everywhere I go I know

there's sorrow in my bones

Even though we'rre sad

Even though i swore I'm

never coming home again

 

Would you forgive me?

what do you say, Edina?

Would you forgive me?

 

I am wrestling in the dark

I'm trying to hold a candle up

And trying to change my feelings

I've been crying in my sleep

and when she wakes to give me comfort 

I say I can't recall my sorrow.

'Coz I hold you to my breast

and I've been

keeping all your secrets. 

Maybe one day you will release me so

 

Would you forgive me?

What do you say, Edina?

Would you forgive me?