Leave the Light On | Chris Smither

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Leave the Light On  - Written by Chris Smither
Recorded Live October 1, 2021
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Lyrics:
If I were young again, I’d pay attention - To that
Little-known dimension
A taste of endless time
It's 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've got plenty left I’ve set my sight on
Don’t wait up - Leave the light on - I’ll be – home -
Soon
Short break
I’ve never seen my life in such a hurry - But if I
Stop 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 we rhymed in couplets - And we sang ‘em two by two
Now we hardly rhyme at all – but here’s a few
And if they hurt, there’s bullets left to bite on
Don’t wait up - Leave the light on - I’ll be – home -
Soon
Short break
That drummer in my head needs inspiration
There’s a lack of syncopation – and it holds me to a line
It’s just so hard to leave these cages that we’re thinking
By stages we’re just sinkin’ - to a slow decline
For years we lived in waltz 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
Break
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 – space and time are bending
And there’s no finish line -
I will live to be a hundred - I was born in ’44 - 33 to go, but I ain’t keepin’ score -
I've been left for dead before - but I still fight on –Don’t wait up – Leave the light on
I’ll be home soon
'Cause I been left for dead before - but I still fight on –
Don’t wait up – Leave the light on
I’ll be home soon
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