Cowboy Junkies Lament Lyrics

from Album (No Deeper Blue) by Townes Van Zandt
John Townes Van Zandt While alive, Van Zandt was labeled as a cult musician: though he had a small and devoted fanbase, he never had a successful album or single, and even had difficulty keeping his [more..]

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by Townes Van Zandt



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

She finally 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

Close your eyes and dream real steady

maybe just a little will spill on you





The dark don't lie

and dreams come true

could be a few will see you through





Old lady Rose, lookin' down her nose

at lonely Miss Lily hiding in the hall

Lily's just praying 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 how 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 sigh

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 see you through

maybe just b few will see you throagh


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