Ride The Blinds
Ride The Blinds
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Last Goodbye

all the streets are filled with trash
and the all-night bars are closing
in the stillness of the night
you can hear the city dozing
I have breathed in all the smoke
I have tasted all the liquor
I stayed out with you 'til dawn
but it only made me sicker
I wish I knew the way to tell you what went wrong

but I can't stay here tomorrow
if my dreams have all run dry
when you wake up I'll be long since gone
this will be my last goodbye

when you asked me where I'm from
did you take the time to listen
when you knocked upon my door
did you notice I was missing
do you care to even see
how I'm not the one you've chosen
if you did then you'd agree
how the game we've played has frozen
I can't undo the strings your heart has tied onto

and I can't stay here tomorrow
if my dreams have all run dry
when you wake up I'll be long since gone
this will be my last goodbye

sometimes I still see your face
in a dream or in a stranger
buried thoughts stream in my mind
then I recognize the danger
when a moment is too long
and a notion is a dagger
I will get back to my feet
try to walk if only stagger
there is no path that takes us back to where we crossed

and I can't stay here tomorrow
if my dreams have all run dry
when you wake up I'll be long since gone
this will be my last goodbye

words and music by Dan Whitaker
2001 Sunny Smedley Music