Lyrics

Down To The Bone

I said babe I’ve had my fill,
Yeah we tried, but we lost the thrill,
Hurts to know, no man will love me more,
But I’m ready for this pain,
I’m ready, take your aim.

Bad feelings, strangest to me,
But babe I could barely breath,
Never a day did you slip up,
Forget my number
Or my coffee cup.

Answers I can’t tell,
I can’t explain how our love it fell,
Hey baby you’ve been swell,
But you know,
Sometimes, paradise, can be hell

You know I’m melodramatic,
I’m too sympathetic,
Kind of a door mat,
And I lie for he thrill of it
You roll your eyes when I start to cry,
Laugh at my jokes and you won’t let me smoke
You say I’m thin when u know I’m not,
You know damn well I’m a hypochondriac

Answers I can’t tell,
I can’t explain how our love it fell,
Hey baby you’ve been swell,
But you know,
Sometimes, paradise, can be hell

It’s crazy how the small things can make you feel so lonely
Like driving home from working,
Knowing you won’t phone me,
Lying in my room,
Trying to wish it clean, thinking
Haven’t been on my own since I was seventeen

Answers I can’t tell,
I can’t explain how our love it fell,
Hey baby you’ve been swell,
But you know,
Sometimes, paradise, can be hell

I know your weary,
Your time is being wasted
Uh oh, not again

And ain’t it just like me
To fall like that
And ain’t it just like the rain
To fall like that
Im deranged, derailed
Thought I was back on track

Im sorry baby,
Can’t work with a maybe
Im too old for that carry on.

And ain’t it just like me
To fall like that
And ain’t it just like the rain
To fall like that
And ain’t it just like me fall like that
Im deranged, derailed
Thought I was back on track

Let’s run away babe, we don’t need no one else,
Let’s run away babe, if you won’t tell I won’t tell.

Sell all your old guitars, my table and chair
And pick up a reliable car,
And you can drive us there.

Let’s run away babe, we don’t need no one else,
Let’s run away babe, if you won’t tell I won’t tell.

We’ll leave as the blood hits the sky,
And it will almost be night,
By the time that we’re out of sight,
You and I, like Bonnie and Clyde

Let’s run away babe, we don’t need no one else,
Let’s run away babe, if you won’t tell I won’t tell.

I’m sad in this crazy scene,
It don’t suit me,
And I think it’s making me mean,
And I’m lost in who I think I should be

Let’s run away babe, we don’t need no one else,
Let’s run away babe, if you won’t tell I won’t tell.

Let’s run away babe, we don’t need no one else,
Let’s run away babe, you and I,
Like Bonnie and Clyde

Power’s out in wonderland
Oh the wandering eye of the guitar man
Saved myself if I only knew
All the lies he’s accustomed to
Should have tried harder just to make a clean break now I’m lying here broke learning my mistakes

Engine’s on the road call up the tow truck
Oh you know this damn car never brought me much luck
Now I’m bleeding from my eyes just trying to be seen
And I’m singing for my supper in a bar called dreams

Oh wont you be with me when my ship comes in
I’ll buy you a ring, you can have anything
When my ship comes in
When my ship comes in

I told you once I told you twice or more
You can leave if you want with that travelling hoare
I’ll wave you off, Ill see you at the pier,
They say, hell is nice, this time of year

But I’m sticking right here till I beat this town and I wont look back,
I wont lie down

Oh wont you be with me till my ship comes in
Ill buy you a ring, you can have anything,
When my ship comes in
When my ship comes in

If I thought you wouldn’t run
I’d let some of this pride erode and say take me as I am
And I’ve had companions,
But I sleep better on my own
To make your heart bleed for me
Like blood from a stone

This is my descent, this is my consent
For you to run
I peel myself down to the bone
Now off you go

The chip on my shoulder
The size of a boulder
And I’m jealous of every flaxen haired girl who plays guitar better than me
And I wish I was older
As old as my mother
At least then I know
That I would have something that I have achieved

This is my descent, this is my consent, for you to run
I peel myself down to the bone,
Now off you go

I believe in my lies, till they couldn’t be truer,
And I sing the blues you know,
Just to feel bluer
And people like, are getting fewer and fewer and you, you’re one
This is my descent, this is my consent for you to run
I peel myself down to the bone, I peel myself down to the bone
Now off you go

Oh me oh me
Im going to Tennessee
The hills are so much greener there I’m sure
Oh me oh me,
Im leaving this country
There’s nothing left for me here anymore

And the broken roads reflect the skies,
My mind and all politician’s lies.
And life seems much too polite to move along

I don’t care enough to love or despise,
All I do is compromise
There’s not much around here that I can do wrong

Oh me oh me…

And the dads at home wander and roam
To see what needs repair,
And being idle can be worse than being alone
And the mothers cry to be occupied
And they’re left alone in the winter nights,
With their minds and the love of a child to keep them going

Oh me oh me…
Get me out of here I just can’t bare
And I’ll go anywhere,
With no care at all I’ll find a man with a southern drawl,
Who closes his eyes when he plays a steel guitar…

Oh me oh me…

Darlin I’ve loved you, for all of my years,
And lord knows that I’ve tried and I’ve tried and I’ve tried and Ive tried and Ive tried
To make us millionaires

I hold on to your heart like its just mine to keep
And lord knows that my pride my pride my pride
Is something I can’t hide

And I fail to find the words to describe my love for you
Ooooohhh my back it breaks my arms they ache,
From trying to hold on to you,
Could I have known how things would go
When I first set eyes on you
My back it breaks my arms they ache,
But what’s a fool to do?

Nearly won the cards again but then,
I missed by one,
Be proud of me, have faith in me I’m bound to be
The lucky one…

And I fail to find the words to describe my love for you
Ooooohhh my back it breaks my arms they ache,
From trying to hold on to you,
Could I have known how things would go
When I first set eyes on you
My back it breaks my arms they ache,
But what’s a fool to do?

Do you hear the bell it tolls,
For me you know
I never thought I’d be old
My face is lined, and friends are dieing
My show never got on the road

I once had a great idea, a really great idea
But it didn’t quite, work out

We’re a long time gone,
A long time gone,
We’re gone a long time, so find what makes you
Feel alive

And the guilt I feel,
For things I never tried,
Well, my alibi was life
And the bridges burned, we lessons learned,
Morals can’t be compromised

I once had a great idea,
I’ve got a bunch of great ideas,
At least no-one can say I didn’t try

We’re a long time gone,
A long time gone,
We’re gone a long time, so find what makes you
Feel alive

And the tears you cry darlin’, when you laugh are like
Rain in summertime.

We’re a long time gone…

Do you think it’s easy to love someone like you?
I know how your one gets hot
and you think that you can’t pull through
But I know I can’t be wrong about you
You make me sing
Songs of love, and songs of peace,
and songs of hope and of fear and of wonder,
And songs of love,
And togetherness, songs of whys and of lies and of love

I’m lonely at the bar again,
With friends who always have the easy things to say,
Afraid I’ll lose my grip again
and then I’ll split and cut everything away

But I know I can’t be wrong about you
You make me sing
Songs of love, and songs of peace,
and songs of hope and of fear and of wonder,
And songs of love,
And togetherness, songs of whys and of lies and of love

But I know I can’t be wrong about you
You make me sing
Songs of love

Time to say goodnight
I’m tired, and I wanna go home,
This winter thrill is rattling my bones

And at times, we drink wine
To appear more civilised,
But I can see the sparkle in your eye.

And I know it sounds absurd,
But I have overheard,
A love like this
Is a rare old beast of a thing.

And I know it sounds obscene,
But honey when I dream,
Your the star of every single scene.

And I know it might sound queer,
But honey I think If you weren’t near
Time would take much longer to pass by.

So goodnight, I’m tired
And I think we should resign,
And I’ll sing to you this lover’s lullaby.