"Barrowland Ballroom" as written by and Amy Elizabeth Macdonald....
Oh the lights outside they're as bright as the sun
They're much brighter than anyone
Oh the girls in the queue yes they're waiting for you
Well they're waiting for their song to be sung
And when the night turns to day and all the people go away
It's not the same, tell me who's to blame?
And when the stars shine so bright on the cold December night
I wish that I was on the stage

Oh won't you take a ride with me
Through the Barrowland history
And I'll sing you a song or two
People they may stop and stare but baby I just don't care
It's only me and you
And the drink and dance and drugs you know
It's all part of the show we go to
Maybe I should tell you
That people they may stop and stare but baby I just don't care
Tonight, it's only me and you

Oh nothing beats the feeling of the high Barrowland ceiling
When the band start to play
Won't you buy me a drink and I'll tell her what I think if she gets in my way
And when the night turns to day and all the people go away
It's not the same, tell me who's to blame?
And when the stars shine so bright on the cold December night
I wish that I was on the stage

Oh won't you take a ride with me
Through the Barrowland history
And I'll sing you a song or two
People they may stop and stare but baby I just don't care
It's only me and you
And the drink and dance and drugs you know
It's all part of the show we go to
Maybe I should tell you
That people they may stop and stare but baby I just don't care
Tonight, it's only me and you

And when the night turns to day and the lights they fade away
I wish that love and life would pass me by
And when the band stops a song because there's something going on
Well there is magic in the air I swear
And I wish that I saw Bowie, playing on that stage
I wish that I saw something, to make me come of age

Oh won't you take a ride with me
Through the Barrowland history
And I'll sing you a song or two
People they may stop and stare but baby I just don't care
It's only me and you
And the drink and dance and drugs you know
It's all part of the show we go to
Maybe I should tell you
That people they may stop and stare but baby I just don't care
Tonight, it's only me and you


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"Barrowland Ballroom" as written by Amy Elizabeth Macdonald

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    General CommentFor those who don't know, the Barrowlands Ballroom is a major gig venue in Glasgow which has hosted the likes of David Bowie, Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello.

    The building also has a lot of history as it used to be the leading dancehall in Scotland from its opening in 1934. This makes for an interesting parallel as the lyrics of the song could apply in the 1930's the same way they apply today, the people have changed but the venue has remained the same.
    dcraigrosson November 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song can make me smile when im down, laff when im unhappy and sing my heart out when im in a good mood. im going to see her at the barrowland soon and i dont thiink it can get any better. im writing this as she is relatiovely unknown but trust me she will be massive one day go amy
    thespacegodon December 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's "Oh nothing beats the feeling of the high Barrowland ceiling".
    xsvsxon December 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song really does make me very happy, I'm glad she's finally making it (kinda) big.
    MovieTraileron June 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentLyrics from Amy Macdonald's official website:

    Oh the lights outside they're as bright as the sun
    They're much brighter than anyone.
    Oh the girls in the Queue yes they're waiting for you�
    Well they're waiting for their song to be sung.

    And when the night turns to day and all the people go away
    It's not the same, tell me who's to blame?
    And when the stars shine so bright on the cold December night
    I wish that I was on that stage

    Oh won�t you take a ride with me
    through the Barrowland history
    and I�ll sing you a song or two
    People they may stop and stare but baby I, I just don�t care it's
    it's only me and you.
    And the drink and dance and drugs you know
    it's all part of the show we go to
    Maybe I should tell you.
    That people they may stop and stare but baby I, I just don�t care
    tonight, it's only me and you.

    Oh nothing beats the feeling of the high Barrowland ceiling
    When the band starts to play.
    Won�t you buy me a drink and I�ll tell her what I think
    If she gets in my way

    And when the night turns to day and all the people go away
    It's not the same, tell me who's to blame?
    And when the stars shine so bright on the cold December night
    I wish that I was on that stage

    Chorus

    And when the night turns to day
    And the lights they fade away
    I wish that life and love would pass me by
    And when the band stops a song because there's something going on
    Well there is magic in the air I swear.
    And I wish that I saw Bowie, playing on that stage
    I wish that I saw something, to make me come of age.

    Chorus


    I can't stop dancing to this song!
    elevenoclockticktockon December 21, 2009   Link

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