“High Lonesome” by The Gaslight Anthem

“High Lonesome” by The Gaslight Anthem

August 8, 2018 0 By CPE

“And at night I wake up with the sheets soaking wet. It’s a pretty good song, baby you know the rest. Baby, you know the rest.”

So the ambulances came.
They took your pulse and packed up your things.
And the papers read
some boys forget what the heartache brings.

And the pounding in the street
was your heart in four-four time.
And the taste of defeat
was never too far from your mind.

So gravity came.
And stole the temple that the schoolboys praised.
And the crowd shuffled in.
You’re getting drinks for the same boys who once bought you everything.

And the powder on the bar was just this one time.
The patter on the bar was just this one night,
and only to get by.

And Maria came from Nashville with a suitcase in her hand.
I always kinda sorta wished I looked like Elvis.
And in my head, there’s all these classic cars and outlaw cowboy bands.

There was “Southern Accents” on the radio as I drove home.
And at night I wake up with the sheets soaking wet.
It’s a pretty good song, baby you know the rest.
Baby, you know the rest.

And Maria came from Nashville with a suitcase in her hand.
Always kinda sorta wished I looked like Elvis.
And in my head, there’s all these classic cars and outlaw cowboy bands.
I always kinda sorta wished I was someone else.

When our boots they hit the ground,
they made a high and lonesome sound.
When our boots they hit the ground,
they made a high and lonesome sound.

When our boots they hit the ground
-down from the clouds-
they made a high and lonesome sound.

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