lifeblood: songs: lyrics: last taxi fare


you're the last taxi fare for the night
the driver says is it alright
to pick one more up at the bar
he's too drunk to drive and it's too cold to walk

it's the last person you need to see
the last seat you needed to share
and you'd rather feel the icy embrace
of lake michigan taking your air

god sends an angel to teach you to fly
above your transgressions the fears of your life
above all your heartache trouble and shame
to find you on your knees again

it's the only ride you found to take
to get away from the smoke-filled bowling lanes
you should've left early before it got started
yeah before you got so damn downhearted

cause it's the laughter that haunts all your dreams
the drinking that feeds all your fears
though your honkytonk baby still loves you
that sweetness is too much to bear

god sends an angel to teach you to fly
above your transgressions the fears of your life
above all your heartache trouble and shame
to find you on your knees

shuttered and sparkling the wisconsin night the heater's lullaby
he stammered out thank you stumbled from the car
the driver leaned out and said hey pops i'll be back to help you to bed

god sends an angel
(god sends an angel to teach you to fly)
to teach you to fly
(above your transgressions and the fears of your life)
above your transgressions
(above all your heartache trouble and shame)
and the fears of your life
above all your heartache trouble and shame
to find you on your knees again
above all your heartache trouble and shame
to find you on your knees again

words and music by amy ray


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