It was just a legend that the counting house was here
That's what we told the protesters as the building was cleared
And I didn't tell a person, as we hauled away the trash
That I saw a worn down sign beneath the rubble dust and ash
And if hadn't known better, I'd've thought it used to say
"Marley and scrooge" before it faded away
We can charge more ren on new flats than an old Victorian block
So we hauled away the cobblestones where Ebenezer walked

Kept up with the job, there was plenty left to do
London's full of old things to replace with something new
And so street by street I watched the old brick buildings fall
Making way for car parks, concrete flats and shopping malls
But late in the evenings through the constant rain
I swore that I could hear the sound of someone rattling chains
And meanwhile outside, I heard distant voices talk
But there was no one to be seen out where Ebenezer walked

Finally one night I just couldn't take it anymore
And ran outside not looking at the knocker on the door
There were ghosts in every alley, holding chains for me to see
Marley looked just like his picture, said now, come with me
And the lights in all the windows were like smears against the fog
As he took me through the city where Ebenezer walked

On the wings of the wind he flew me through the town
Ghosts flew by beneath us, til finally we touched down
In a newly empty neighborhood where we'd just cleared out a space
And I begged him, "tell me, spirit, who haunts this lonely place?"
I looked down at my hand and saw that I could see right through
As the chains appeared he said "we've saved this one for you"
What becomes of ghosts who have nowhere left to haunt ?
We're invisible beside you where Ebenezer walked

Lyrics submitted by TheIntimindator27

Ebenezer Walked song meanings
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