Sounds from the street, sounds so sweet
What's my name?
It hurts my brain to think
Sounds from the city, sound so pretty
Young bands playing
Young kids digging, and I dig them

The USA's got the sea
Yeah, but the British kid's got the streets
I don't mind, the city's right
Sounds from the street, sounds just fine

I know I come from Woking, and you say I'm a fraud
But my heart's in the city, where it belongs

Words from the voices
Rock and roll rejoices
It's something new; it's something young for a change

Sounds from the street, they sound so sweet
They gotta take notice
Why should they stop us? We don't need them

We're never gonna change a thing
And the situation's rapidly decreasing
But what can I do?
I'm trying to be true
That's more than you
At least I'm doing something

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Sounds from the Street Lyrics as written by Paul John Weller

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    General CommentIn the City Pt2. Punk meets the Beach Boys.
    I don't think the harmonies are up to the standard of the Beach Boys but Bruce Foxton was pretty damn good at it; especially while playing those complicated basslines
    Boss Manon July 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGreat song about London with references to the musical differences between it and that of the Americas. The line about Woking always makes me smile. One of the first Jam songs I ever heard and fell in love with
    kexpseattleon September 15, 2016   Link

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