The theatre

It's another world here
The streets are gleaming
I was even dreaming
that they're paved with gold
Seventeen at half past ten
All the crowds are surging past
An electric display

There's another world here
below shop windows
upon the pavement
where you wave good-bye
Boys and girls
come to roost
from Northern parts
and Scottish towns
Will we catch your eye?

While you pretend not to notice
all the years we've been here
We're the bums you step over
as you leave the theatre

It's another world here
Somebody's singing
I was only wishing
for a bit of cash
from a patron of the arts
or at least The Phantom of the Opera
Will I catch your eye?

While you pretend not to notice
all the years we've been here
We're the bums you step over
as you leave the theatre

(Everybody Everybody Everybody Everybody
Everybody Everybody Everybody Everybody)

Pavarotti in the park
and then you walked back up the Strand
Did you catch my eye?

And then pretend not to notice
all the years we've been here
We're the bums you step over
as you leave the theatre

In the end, you pretend
'cause it's so much easier
We're the bums you step over
as you leave the theatre
We're the bums you step over
as you leave the theatre