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JOHN CANNON: Music

Walking The Streets Of London

(JOHN CANNON)
John Cannon

I wrote this for some friends who have a band called "The Mossquitos" who as fate would have it finds three of them from Great Britain back together.  I combined some of what they had gone through with some of my experiences in London and here then is the song.

      WALKING THE STREETS OF LONDON

Words and Music by John Cannon

 

Walking the streets of London, going way back in my mind

Thinking what I was thinking then, it was about to be my time

Oh, oh----Oh, oh

So many expectations for a lad of where I’m from

There was no way of knowing the life that was to come

Oh, oh----Oh, oh

 

Now here we are out on the stage

many miles and years away    

And the twists of fate that brought us here

Has left me with a touch of grey

 

Now I float upon the music

Like a wave upon the sea

Like a bird upon the air, I fly

 

You know the road has many meanings,

be it stone or in your head

if you travel, light and clean

you can sleep your own bed.

 

Now we float upon the music

Like a wave upon the sea

Like a bird upon the air, we fly

 

Walking the streets of London, I should’ve had it made.

I was really good at playing Hearts but I ended up with Spades.

Ah, ah—ah, ah

Now I’m not proud of some things I’ve done

But I never lost my honor

We all do what we must,

to keep the family solid

 

Ah, ah—ah, ah

Ah, ah—ah, ah

 

 

 

There’s a rhythm, running through us

And it sings out in one voice

 You can feel it if you listen

It’s the quiet inside the noise

 

 

Now we float upon the music

Like a wave upon the sea

Like a bird upon the air, we fly

 

When you’re young out in the world

And you need a place to start

Find the passion deep within you

then play it from the heart

 

  

Now we float upon the music

Like a wave upon the sea

Like a bird upon the air, we fly

 

So many things have changed since then

There’s a Ferris wheel on the Thames

Everybody’s changing their names

The Walrus is now called Sir James

You know what else I’ve been learnin’, the Mini is built by Germans

There’s MI5 and an MI6 and I don’t know how many James Bonds there’s been

but speaking of Ben, “Big” is still part of the scene

Like Westminster Abbey, Parliament and the Queen

 

Walking the streets of London

That’s where it all began

But the story doesn’t end here 

It just begins again