Up In The World 
Words & Music by Clifford T Ward

First saw the light of day on Cliff's 'No More Rock 'n' Roll' album in 1975, and released as a single in 1977. This song was also recorded by Cliff Richard, who declared it to be one of the best ballads he had ever been given to sing; Art Garfunkel, and Jefferson Lincoln. In a recent survey by 'Waves - the Clifford T Ward Fanzine', the fans voted it their second all-time favourite 'Clifford T' song (Home Thoughts From Abroad being their favourite).


Up In The World  

You've come up in the world
And it's all to your credit
You made something of your life
          like you always said you would
But what ever happened to
The girl I used to know
And all those halcyon days of love?

You've come up in the world
And it's such a shame
You made success of a dream
          but it seems so empty now
With your weak excuses and
Your condescending ways
And all too frequent nights - alone.

STRINGS

I've come down in the world
And it's all to your credit
You made something of my life
          but you've thrown it all away
For your books and your fancy talk
Your new found friends and all
Your theories on mankind - and society.

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