"Ancient History" as written by and Ross Anthony Jarman Ryan James Jarman....
With my cards on the table
She could see the light
My efforts went wasted due to falling night
And I know

By the end of the evening
I was in no doubt of all the things
That you could live without
Now, I know

I drag up ancient history
Hope that they'll forgive me

They had nothing but ego's
But they multiply
All the reasons that I would try
That I know

To be making it harder to be seen but, oh
Is it too much to ask for to be left alone?
Yeah, I know

I drag up ancient history
Hope that they'll forgive me
I drag up ancient history
Hope that they'll forgive me

Lay my cards on the table
She could see the light
My efforts went wasted due to falling night
And I know

I drag up ancient history
Hope that they'll forgive me
I drag up ancient history
Hope that they'll forgive me

Margaret Hammond
Hemorrhaged in the Merrie City
Margaret Hammond
Died in the Merrie City

Margaret Hammond
Hemorrhaged in the Merrie City
Margaret Hammond
Died in the Merrie City

Margaret Hammond
Hemorrhaged in the Merrie City
Margaret Hammond
Died in the Merrie City




Lyrics submitted by rapist

"Ancient History" as written by Ross Anthony Jarman Gary John Jarman

Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Ancient History song meanings
Add your thoughts

2 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentDid some research and Margaret Hammond is a character from a film set in Yorkshire 'This Sporting Life (1963)'. I imagine this is a reference to the film, I have never actually seen it, although this song is one of the best on 'Men's needs....' I may see if I can get a copy.
    Can anyone shed some light on the character???...'
    'The merrie City' is the Wakefield-their hometown- slogan....if you didn't know!
    cj-parson August 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn 'This Sportin Life' Margaret Hammond is the landlady of a young rugby player called Frank Machin. He's spotted by a scout and gets to play for a professional side. His money and fame goes to his head and he's fallen in love with Margaret, who is still mourning her husband who died in an industrial accident. She throws him out after he tells her that her husband probably killed himself, and she has a brain haemorrhage and dies in hospital in the penultimate scene of the film.

    Rachel Roberts who played Margaret Hammond won a BAFTA and was nominated for an Oscar for the role.
    doubleshinyon January 31, 2008   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain