"The Factory Gates" as written by Nicholas Baines, James Rix, Andrew Robert White, Charles Richard Wilson and Fraser Lance Thornycroft Smith....
Do you wish you hadn't stayed all night?
Do you wish you hadn't gotten so high?
Do you wish you hadn't come?
Oh no
Gotta go

Do you wish it wasn't half past gone?
Do you wish you didn't last that long?
Do you wish you hadn't come?
Oh no
Gotta go
Gotta run

May I remind you,
May I remind you that you've got nowhere to go
So I'm staying beside you,
I'm staying beside you 'til you find a way back home

We're coming home
We're coming home
Light a fire
We're coming home
We'll write it down
We'll write it all down

And we're dancing on the finest line
Between the chance of the time of our lives
Wishing you were done, oh no, gotta run

And we're choosing not to make that choice
And we lose our shoes and voice
But we have a lot of fun on the way, you wanna play?
You gotta come

May I remind you
May I remind you that you've got no where to go
So I'm staying beside you
Staying beside you 'til you find a way back home

We're coming home
We're coming home
Light a fire
We're coming home
We'll write it down
We'll write it all down

We're coming home
We're coming home
Light a fire
We're coming home
We'll write it down
We'll write it all down

Then it all comes flooding back to me
Like a forgotten melody from a dream
Then it all comes flooding back to me
Like a forgotten melody from a dream
Then it all comes flooding back to me
Like a forgotten melody

We're coming home
We're coming home
Light a fire
We're coming home
We'll write it down
We'll write it all down

We're coming home
We're coming home
Light a fire
We're coming home
We'll write it down
We'll write it all down


Lyrics submitted by fromatoz

"The Factory Gates" as written by Andrew White Fraser T. Smith

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    My OpinionHi, I am the one who originally wrote this down earlier today from ear. After some checking I was pretty sure I wrote down the correct lyrics. However, after submitting, the lyrics got changed. I don't know how this happened, but these are in no way the lyrics to The Factory Gates.
    I have already submitted an edit, and I hope the problem gets solved. In the mean-time, here are the original lyrics

    So this is the age of the train
    All aboard through the labour exchange
    My mind is running away with me

    I'm a sharp one's sales campaign
    Trapped behind yellow cellophane
    My mind is running away with

    Everything I ever learned
    Comes knocking at my head
    What you thought was way
    Too much is not enough

    They tell you day after day
    To make your way through the factory gates
    What you make on the factory floor
    You take straight to the company store

    They tell you day after day
    To make your way through the factory gates
    'Til they can't break your will anymore
    You are contractually tied to death's door

    I never left the town I was made in
    Wicker's World, Michael Palin
    My mind is running away with me

    I record every one of my feelings
    Like trying bread bags onto the railings
    My mind is running away with

    Every one you ever loved
    Is knocking down your door
    What you thought was way
    Too much is not enough

    They tell you day after day
    To make your way through the factory gates
    What you make on the factory floor
    You take straight to the company store

    They tell you day after day
    To make your way through the factory gates
    'Til they can't break your will anymore
    You are contractually tied to death's door

    Not enough, not enough
    I want wider than this island
    Not enough, not enough
    I want brighter than a diamond

    And everything you've ever known
    Is in these city walls
    What you thought was way
    Too much, is not enough, it's not enough

    But when you thought
    "It's way too much"
    It's not enough

    They tell you day after day
    To make your way through the factory gates
    What you make on the factory floor
    You take straight to the company store

    They tell you day after day
    To make your way through the factory gates
    'Til they can't break your will anymore
    You are contractually tied to death's door

    'Til they can't break your will anymore
    You are contractually tied to death's door
    fromatozon July 29, 2014   Link

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