Leave The Light On

“If I were young again, I’d pay attention – To that little-known dimension
A taste in endless time
Just like water – it runs right through our fingers
But the flavor of it lingers – Like a rich, red wine
In those days we were single – we lived them one by one –
Now we hardly see ’em – they don’t walk – they run
But I got plenty left I’ve set my sight on
Don’t wait up – Leave the light on – I’ll be – home – soon

I’ve never seen my life in such a hurry – But if I start to worry – I get left behind
It’s just a party, but you don’t get invitations – and there’s just one destination
You better be on time
For years of rhyming couplets – And we sang ’em two by two
Now we hardly rhyme at all – but here’s a few
And if they heard there’s bullets left to bite on
Don’t wait up – Leave the light on – I’ll be – home – soon

That drummer in my head needs inspiration
There’s a lack of syncopation – little holes need to align
It’s just hard to leave these cages that we’re stuck in
By stages we’re just sinkin’ – to a slow decline
For years we lived in waltzin’ time – we danced them three by three
Now it’s hard to dance, but if you stick with me –
We’ve got what we need to spend the night on –
Don’t wait up – Leave the light on – I’ll be – home – soon

These races that we’ve run were not for glory – No moral to this story –
We run for peace of mind
But the race we’re running now is never-ending – since space and time are bending
There’s no finish line –
If I live to be a hundred – I was born in ’44 – 36 to go, but I ain’t keepin’ score –
I been left for dead before – but I still fight on – Don’t wait up – Leave the light on
I’ll be home soon

I been left for dead before – but I still fight on – Don’t wait up – Leave the light on
I’ll be home soon”
~ Chris Smither

About Dr Bill Wooten

Organizational Psychologist,Guitarist, Banjo Picker, Bicyclist, Reader and Books, Books, Books
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2 Responses to Leave The Light On

  1. Wonderful song. I’m so glad you shared it. Hugs.

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