lifeblood: songs: lyrics: if i don't leave here now


they say if it ever was
it's in there still
you can dig and fill
and never will be full
trying to get that good again
your last fifth of jack
or cigarette
the time you bet the farm
before you lost it all
you want that feeling
back you go
against the wind
and good advice
killing yourself
to stop from running out of life
but if i don't leave here now
i will never get out of this place
baby believe me now
there's no dragon to chase
even looking at your face
in front of me

if there was ever one
there could be two
you and you and you
a blue sky could be bluer
a whiter shade of white
but while you pour it on
you pour it out
you empty everything
you might have saved instead
for your loneliest night
back you go
against the wind
and good advice
killing yourself
to stop from running out of life
but if i don't leave here now
i will never get out of this place
baby believe me now
there's no dragon to chase
even looking at your face
in front of me

and when it hits the papers
the tongues start wagging
like it can't be happening the
doctors giveth
and they taketh away
when they do
you'll find your stand up everyman goes
goes looking for his heroin it
happens every day
around every bend
again and again

if i don't leave here now
i will never get out of this place
baby believe me now
there's no dragon to chase
even looking at your face
in front of me

words and music by emily saliers


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