There Goes A Tenner

Okay, remember
Okay, remember,
That we have just allowed
Half an hour
To get in, do it, and get out

The sense of adventure
Is changing to danger
The signal has been given
I go in
The crime begins

My excitement
Turns into fright
All my words fade
What am I gonna say?
Mustn't give the game away

We're waiting
We're waiting
We're waiting

We got the job sussed
This shop's shut for business
The lookout has parked the car,
But kept the engine running
Three beeps means trouble's coming

I hope you remember
To treat the gelignite tenderly for me
I'm having dreams about things
Not going right
Let's leave in plenty of time tonight

Both my partners
Act like actors:
You are Bogart,
He is George Raft,
That leaves Cagney and me
(What about Edward G.?)

You blow the safe up
Then all I know is I wake up,
Covered in rubble. One of the rabble
Needs mummy
(What's all this then?)
The government will never find the money
(What's all this then?)

I've been here all day, (What are we gonna do with the money?)
A star in Strangeways (I've got it!)
Apart from a photograph
They'll get nothing from me,
Not until they let me see my solicitor

Ooh, I remember
That rich, windy weather
When you would carry me,
Pockets floating
In the breeze

Ooh, there goes a tenner
Hey, look! There's a fiver
There's a ten-shilling note
Remember them?
That's when we used to vote for him

©1982 Kate Bush Music Ltd.