dirty old town lyrics – the pogues

“dirty old town”

i met my love by the gas works wall
dreamed a dream by the old c*n*l
kissed a girl by the factory wall
dirty old town
dirty old town

clouds a drifting across the moon
cats a prowling on their beat
spring’s a girl in the street at night
dirty old town
dirty old town

heard a siren from the docks
saw a train set the night on fire
smelled the spring on the smoky wind
dirty old town
dirty old town

i’m going to make me a good sharp axe
shining steel tempered in the fire
will chop you down like an old dead tree
dirty old town
dirty old town

i met my love by the gas works wall
dreamed a dream by the old c*n*l
kissed a girl by the factory wall
dirty old town
dirty old town
dirty old town
dirty old town

/ the pogues lyrics