"These Streets" as written by and Paolo Giovanni/wilkinson Nutini....
Cross the border,
Into the big bad world
Where it takes you 'bout an hour
Just to cross the road
Just to stumble across another poor old soul from
The dreary old lanes to the high-street madness
Eye fight with my brain to believe my eyes
And it's harder than you think
To believe this sadness
That creeps up my spine
And haunts me through the night
And life is good and the girls are gorgeous
Suddenly the air smells much greener now
And I'm wondering 'round
With a half pack of cigarettes
Searching for the change that I've lost somehow

These streets have too many names for me
I'm used to Glenfield road and spending my time down in Ochy
I'll get used to this eventually
I know, I know

Where'd the days go? When all we did was play
And the stress that we were under wasn't stress at all
Just a run and a jump into a harmless fall from
Walking by a high-rise to a landmark square
You see millions of people with millions of cares
And I struggle to the train to make my way home
I look at the people as they sit there alone

Life is good, and the sun is shining
Everybody flirts to their ideal place
And the children all smile as a boat shuffled by them
Trying to pretend that they've got som space

These streets have too many names for me
I'm used to Glenfield road and spending my time down in Ochy
I'll get used to this eventually
I know, I know

These streets have too many names for me
I'm used to Glenfield road and spending my time down in Ochy
I'll get used to this eventually
I know, I know

Life is good, and the girls are gorgeous
Suddenly the air smells much greener now
And I'm wondering 'round
With a half pack of cigarettes
Searching for the change that I've lost somehow

These streets have too many names for me
I'm used to Glenfield road and spending my time down in Ochy
I'll get used to this eventually
I know, I know

These streets have too many names for me
I'm used to Glenfield road and spending my time down in Ochy
I'll get used to this eventually
I know, I know


Lyrics submitted by Scottish_Lion

"These Streets" as written by Peter Geoffrey Wilkinson Paolo Giovanni Nutini

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  • +1
    General CommentFor a start the lyrics are wrong.

    The chorus should say 'I'm used to Glenfield Rd and spending my time down in Ochy', meaning the Oakshaw area of Paisley, where PN is from.

    Cracking song. It's about the transition from the relative quiet surroundings of Paisley, a large town of around 80,000 people, to London which has close to 12 million living in the city limits. And how he can't get to grips with how big a difference the two respective places pose to him. Paisley is what he is used to, London is what he must adapt to.
    djchapstickson July 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSuch a nice calming song, whats it about? in my opinion its juts about reminising about how things used to be in years gone by, very good for an 18/19 year old and hes Scottish :o)
    Scottish_Lionon June 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this sooooo much its unbelievable! I love paolo aswel because he is from my city! woohoo! and he's lived just across the river from me all my life... why did nobody tell me????
    1stfallenangelon June 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYep, from what i've read djchapsticks got it right.

    I also read about how this song name drops the hostiles he stayed in....
    Jaffaholicon July 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song it makes me think...to think he lived just down the road from me ;) i like it the album is great :)
    MascaraTearson August 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song fills me with sadness cause it reminds me that im going to have to leave my area soon, and i really really dont want to, i think i'll be listening to this song alot in the future
    its beautiful
    alex_and_raon February 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe lyric is orchy referring to orchy crescent in paisley.my partner stayed there before him
    baldyon May 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentanyone hear it acoustic?
    its amazing.


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    alioopityon August 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is my fav song on the album.
    i wish he would come to australia soon
    kiriandsamon November 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentUm, I think to believe this sadness should be To delay this sadness...

    And Eye fight with my brain to believe my eyes should be I fight with my brain to believe my eyes
    rAwr_on January 28, 2008   Link

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