lifeblood: songs: lyrics: gone


a long drink of water
and a pickup truck
on a bone dry summer
i've been out of luck
but when you blew into town
i felt the winds of change
little bit scary
and a little bit strange
i know from being broken harder
with nothing lose
doesn't take much around here
to make such big news

and i'm gone
mama left her warning
from the old front porch
but i'm gone
they say you'll burn me
like you're sherman
with a big bad torch
i've seen a million suns
go down on this tired town
now you're here and i'm gone

so in comes the stranger
to the tight lipped frowns
the walls come up
and the shades go down
can't help but see it
like a movie scene
where you bust on through
and you rescue me
and the sign of a happy ending
is an out of state tag
outside of the house
where the girl inside
is packing her bags

and i'm gone
mama left her warning
from the old front porch
gone
they say you'll burn me
like you're sherman
with a big bad torch
i've seen a million suns
go down on this tired town
now you're here and i'm gone

doesn't seem like
it's too much to ask
for a reckless grin
and a tank full of gas
yeah yeah yeah yeah

and i don't know
if i will ever belong
but i'm done here
doing time
and i'm moving along
and i'm gone

(gone)
mama left her warning
from the old front porch
(they say you'll burn me like you're sherman)
gone
(with a big bad torch)
mama left her warning
from the old front porch
(they say you'll burn me like you're sherman)
gone
(with a big bad torch)
mama left her warning
from the old front porch
and i'm gone

words and music by emily saliers and annie roboff


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