the things lovers should do lyrics – chris rea

well i’m standing by a river
but the water doesn’t flow
it boils with every poison you can think of
and i’m underneath the streetlights
but the light of joy i know
scared beyond belief way down in the shadows
and the perverted fear of violence
chokes a smile on every face
and common sense is ringing out the bells
this ain’t no technological breakdown
oh no, this is the road to h*ll
and all the roads jam up with credit
and there’s nothing you can do
it’s all just bits of paper
flying away from you
look out world take a good look
what comes down here
you must learn this lesson fast
and learn it well
this ain’t no upwardly mobile freeway
oh no, this is the road to h*ll

/ chris rea lyrics