on the edge of a cliff lyrics – the streets

i lay right there once
on the edge of the rock
i was ready to jump
i was ever so lost
but this gentlemen stopped
and said something i never forgot

for billions of years
since the outset of time
every single one of your ancestors survived
every single person on your mums and dad’s side
successfully looked after and p*ssed onto you life
what are the chances of that like
it comes to me once in a while
and everywhere i tell folk
it gets the best smile

and then the old man walked away
and out of sight
till the sound of him hiking
turned to the sound of silence
i juss froze in a profound surprise
and from down on my pride
i found a smile to my eyes
and for many days again
i would be p*ssing the same cliff
and on many occasions
i would chance on the same thing
laying in the moss
in the same way i was
would be another man
looking like he needed a change of luck
so i’d say i lay right there once
on the edge of the rock
i was ready to jump
i was ever so lost
but this gentlemen stopped
and said something i never forgot

for billions of years
since the outset of time
every single one of your ancestors survived
every single person on your mums and dad’s side
successfully looked after and p*ssed onto you life
what are the chances of that like
it comes to me once in a while
and every where i tell folk
it gets the best smile

for billions of years
since the outset of time
every single one of your ancestors survived
every single person on your mums and dad’s side
successfully looked after and p*ssed onto you life
what are the chances of that like
it comes to me once in a while
and everywhere i tell folk
it gets the best smile

/ the streets lyrics