The World Has Gone Away

There's nobody in church.
There's nobody in town.
There's nobody at around
at all.

The streets are cold and bare.
There's no-one walking there.
There's nobody to care
for anyone.

The world has gone away
and I was left behind.
The world has gone away
and I was left behind.

Detectives don't detect.
The litter goes unswept.
The lawns remain unkept
and ragged.

The books are left unread.
The speeches are unheard.
The paintings undisturbed
by eyes.

The world has gone away
and I was left behind.
The world has gone away
and I was left behind.

Machines lie in their rust.
The buildings die in dust.
The windmills turn for just
the crops.

Now tigers walk the street
where people used to meet
and monkeys raid and eat
from shops.

The world has gone away
and I was left behind.
The world has gone away
and I was left behind.