From the album The Wrenboys

Lyrics

Rake the Coals – Patrick Evans

Well I’ve been wondering lately,
About the times we had
And I’ve been thinking lately
Those times were not so bad

If I could see the future
If I could bring you back
We’d talk about your wrinkles
About your heart attack

And it’s all over; it’s all over gone away
And it don’t pay, it don’t pay to rake the coals of yesterday
And it’s all over; it’s all over gone away
And it don’t pay, it don’t pay to rake the coals of yesterday
Coz yesterday’s gone…..

I recall last time I saw you
Just the other night
We’re both looking older
Looking older doing time

We talk about a decade
As if it was a week
We talk about a river
As if it was a creek