Bristol And Miami
The Selecter Lyrics


Cafe on the corner peeling painted sign
Water in he vinegar and it never changes to wine
Causing no fuss just smoking inside
Heavy light bursts in and the shadows rush to hide

Then Bristol caught fire
Smell of burning in the air
Everybody listening to the reggae jukebox singer singing

Sing on, sing on
Listen to the echo of the street
Sing on, sing on
Listen to the echo of the street

Four thousand miles to the west
People only take so much
When surrounded by the best they want to reach out and touch
Miami beach hot and lazy
Sun a yellow ball of light
Hiding invisible men living in a world of white

Bristol and Miami
Where's it gonna be tomorrow
Anytime, anywhere
It's only time we borrow

Sun beat down, hot heavy afternoon
Hurricane swept the town, and didn't finish so soon
Black smiles thrown in the dust
Replaced by anger
White grins begin to rust when
They're looking in the face of danger

Then Miami caught fire
Smell of burning in the air
Everybody listening to the reggae jukebox singer singing

Sing on, sing on
Listen to the echo of the street
Sing on, sing on
Listen to the echo of the street

Black man singing in the heat of the night
Broken dreams just fly away

Everybody listening to the reggae jukebox singer singing

Sing on, sing on
Listen to the echo of the street
Sing on, sing on
Listen to the echo of the street

Black man singing in the heat of the night
Broken dreams just fly away

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Comments from YouTube:

Gordon Marshall

Pauline's vocals are awesome love this track

Chris Murphy

That F'ing chorus is so amazing

714Enma

Love this big tune

CASTELL182

One of the best Ska tunes ever !

Dru

sing it sister! More relevant than ever...

G Mac

One of the greats. Thanks for uploading.

CASTELL182

One of the best Ska tunes ever......this should have been released as the first single from the Album " Celelebrate the Bullet" rather than the title track itself

The Elder

Such an underrated song. Has everything that made modern ska great….

katoness

Great song from their best album.

Alfredo Hoz Castillo

Un gran clasico..

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