Baby hit the back door breathin' real heavy
Said the boys in the alley wouldn't leave her alone
Mama did her make-up in a terrible hurry
By the time she got ready but the boys were gone
Mama don't you worry, night's aproachin'
There's a hole in heaven where some sin slips through
Just close your eyes and breath real steady
Maybe just a little will spill on you

The dark don't lie
And dreams come true
Mabey just a few will see you through

Old lady rose, lookin' down her nose
At lonely miss lily hiding in the hall
Lily's just waitin' for the trial to be over
Rosy's just waitin' for the ax to fall
Show me off on the way to town
The sky's still shiny and the earth's still brown
Tell the judge I'm ready for the vases
Gonna dance in their faces
When the guitar sounds

It won't be long
I won't be gone
I've been leaning toward the shadows all along

Those in the know say so it goes
You plan on reapin' you better sow
You plan on sleepin' you better keep movin'
Sleepin ain't allowed around here you know
Tell me please when the rollin's over
Me and my baby gonna have some fun
Bury our backs in a bed of clover
Smile in style while the sun goes down

Snake eyes cry
And boxcars lie
Old seven's stuck in the middle just wonderin' why

The dark don't lie
And dreams come true
All it takes is one or two
Maybe just a few will get you through
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Cowboy Junkies Lament Lyrics

Townes Van Zandt – Cowboy Junkies Lament Lyrics

Songwriters: JOHN TOWNES VAN ZANDT
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