Mind the Gap ©Carol Grimes
Mind The Gap Grimes/ Hrybowicz
Written when living in Tower Hamlets East London 1979 – 1993
Annie with her shopping Bag gets mugged right on the High Street
Angry Harry in his Jag “Wheres all the decent people gone?”
But Harry doesn’t want no trouble, Harry don’t want no fuss-
he quickly puts his foot down – cause he would help but he doesn’t know how.
I don’t want to get involved, I need to catch my Bus
Mind the Gap
Mind my own business Mind the Gap Mind my own business.
Johnny lives in a cardboard box town, below a bridge on The River Thames
Mandy’s Train 6.10. from Bromley-
She feels the chill of Johnnys hands
The train goes past long rows of houses.
The train whistles by living rooms with TV Sets
Mandy would love to feed the starving
She will ease her conscience on the telethon
I don’t want to get involved I need to catch my Bus
Mind the Gap Mind my own business Mind the Gap Mind my own –
You and me in love and only seeing you and me alone
gentle breezes blow from the oceans somewhere a summit is taking place.
Where were we what were we thinking?
Were our lives just work and play?
Did we think this world of ours while we weren’t looking would blow up and away?