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JAMES MCMURTRY lyrics - Too Long In The Wasteland

I'm Not From Here

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I'm not from here I just live here Grew up somewhere far away Come here thinking I'd never stay long I'd be going back soon someday It's been a few years Since I got here Seen 'em come and I've seen 'em go Crowds assemble, they hang out awhile Then they melt away like an early snow Onto some bright future somewhere Down the road to points unknown Sending postcards when they get there Wherever it is they think they're goin' I'm not from here I just live here Can't see that it matters much I read the papers and I watch the nightly news Who's to say I'm out of touch Nobody's from here Most of us just live here Locals long since moved away Sold the played-out farms for parking lots Went off looking for a better way Onto some bright future somewhere Better times on down the road Wonder if they ever got there Wherever it was they thought they'd go Hit my home town A couple years back Hard to say just how it felt But it looked like so many towns I might've been through On my way to somewhere else I'm not from here But people tell me It's not like it used to be They say I should have been here Back about ten years Before it got ruined by folks like me We can't help it We just keep moving It's been that way since long ago Since the stone age, chasing the great herds We mostly go where we have to go Onto some bright future somewhere Down the road to points unknown Sending post cards when we get there Wherever it is we think we'll go

What's Left Of Me

AVANTASIA "The Mystery Of Time"
I think of the days I was thrilled by this road ahead When the moment won over what was to come Not afraid of the distance but the distance afraid of me Everytime I made it there I found nothing The distance was gone Now, I don't wanna fade But I ain't gonna run I'm resting my head on these stones God, what have you done to you and me I'm tired of scaring the future away No road ahead, the fire is dead Father don't you see in front of you Is what the chase has left of me If only they told me What the kerbside was hiding away Where the angels from high street didn't want to go And a heartbeat is forced To resign to the glory of a commonplace I am jaded I don't wanna see what's becoming of me Here's a bit! Then spare me this sight now… Cut it out I'm tired of the future myself I don't wanna fade but I ain't gonna run I'm resting my head on these stones God, what have you done to you and me I'm tired of scaring the future away No road ahead, the fire is dead Father don't you see In front of you is what's left of me God and glory torn to pieces, No no, it's just the spirit of the times I'm drawn to a flame that won't release me Release me! And I see a thousand who wait in line I don't wanna face what I ain't gonna stand I'm resting my head on these stones God, what have you done Look at yourself! I'm tired of scaring the future away The dark road ahead, the fire is dead Father don't you see what you have made of me

Old Before My Time

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND "Hittin' The Note"
There is a long hard Road follows for behind me, Its so cold I'm about to die, Chasing a dream around the world Its got me feeling down Though it use to make me high Looking for answers searching for the truth, In an ocean of lies. trying to find a reason to make the hole thing right, will make you old before your time When I was younger, I thought I ruled the world , It was an oyster at my feet, Dancing to my own drum, fishing out the pearl wish I would have been much more discreet I've lived a lifetime, acting out apart, Its been a long uphill climb, now all the things that use to mean so much to me Has got me old before my time, Wondering aimlessly,wondering down, would it ever be much different now, Remind me of the past, I slip into a dream, funny things ain't never what they seem, [Solo] Living like children, never doing what we are told , Would not hessitateto take to take a chance, That Road behind me now was paved with fool's gold, Its almost time for the victory dance, No more feeling guilty, for things I never did, feeling nothing for my crime , Living like a gypsy , dreaming like a kid, it makes me old before my time... There is a long hard Road, it lies so far behind me...

Where Are You Tonight?

BOB DYLAN "Street Legal"
There's a long-distance train rolling through the rain, tears on the letter I write. There's a woman I long to touch and I miss her so much but she's drifting like a satellite. There's a neon light ablaze in this green smoky haze, laughter down on Elizabeth Street And a lonesome bell tone in that valley of stone where she bathed in a stream of pure heat. Her father would emphasize you got to be more than street-wise but he practiced what he preached from the heart. A full-blooded Cherokee, he predicted to me the time and the place that the trouble would start. There's a babe in the arms of a woman in a rage And a longtime golden-haired stripper onstage And she winds back the clock and she turns back the page Of a book that no one can write. Oh, where are you tonight? The truth was obscure, too profound and too pure, to live it you have to explode. In that last hour of need, we entirely agreed, sacrifice was the code of the road. I left town at dawn, with Marcel and St. John, strong men belittled by doubt. I couldn't tell her what my private thoughts were but she had some way of finding them out. He took dead-center aim but he missed just the same, she was waiting, putting flowers on the shelf. She could feel my despair as I climbed up her hair and discovered her invisible self. There's a lion in the road, there's a demon escaped, There's a million dreams gone, there's a landscape being raped, As her beauty fades and I watch her undrape, I won't, but then again, maybe I might. Oh, if I could just find you tonight. I fought with my twin, that enemy within, 'til both of us fell by the way. Horseplay and disease is killing me by degrees while the law looks the other way. Your partners in crime hit me up for nickels and dimes, the guy you were lovin' couldn't stay clean. It felt outa place, my foot in his face, but he should-a stayed where his money was green. I bit into the root of forbidden fruit with the juice running down my leg. Then I dealt with your boss, who'd never known about loss and who always was too proud to beg. There's a white diamond gloom on the dark side of this room and a pathway that leads up to the stars. If you don't believe there's a price for this sweet paradise, remind me to show you the scars. There's a new day at dawn and I've finally arrived. If I'm there in the morning, baby, you'll know I've survived. I can't believe it, I can't believe I'm alive, But without you it just doesn't seem right. Oh, where are you tonight?

5 Year Plan

H2O "H2O"
My friends look out for me like family My mom's been struggeling since I was three My friend's look out for me like family My mom's been struggeling since I was three Am I scared, am I pushed, Am I worried Another Day, another year so what's the hurry Here I sit, alone and in despair The world outside is cold, alone and unfair No motivation, no college degree Day to day survival starting to worry me No goals, no money, no inspiration My crew, tattoos, that's my only salvation 5 years from now where will I be On the same road with no future to no destiny No ideas and fear is on my mind Tell me, is my life just a waste of fucking time Someday maybe I'll find a way To make all my fears go away 5 years from now where will I be On the same road with no future to no destiny My friends look out for me like family My mom's been struggeling since I was three (2x) Am I scared, am I pushed, am I worried Another day, another year so what's the hurry Only one love in my life You know the rest, they never felt so fucking right There's got to be more, stop procrastination Like depending on others for touring vacation 5 years from now where will I be On the same road with no future to no destiny Another Day, another year, so what's the hurry.

Where Are You Tonight (Journey Through Dark Heat)

BOB DYLAN "Street Legal"
There's a long distance train rolling through the rain, tears on the letter I write There's a woman I long to touch and I miss her so much but she's drifting like a satelite There's a neon light ablaze in the green smoky haze, and laughter down on Elizabeth Street And a lonesome bell tone in that valley of stone where she bathed in a stream of pure heat Her father would emphasize you got to be more than street-wise but he practiced what he preached from the heart A full-blooded Cherokee, he predicted it to me the time and the place it would start. There's a babe in the arms of a woman in a rage And a longtime golden-haired stripper onstage And she winds back the clock and she turns back the page Of a book that nobody write Oh, where are you tonight The truth was obscure, too profound and too pure, to live it you have to explode In the last hour of need, we entirely agreed, sacrifice was the code of the road I left town at dawn, with Marcel and St. John, strong men betitled by doubt I couldn't tell her what my private thoughts were but she had some way of finding them out He took dead-center aim but he missed just the same, she was waiting putting flowers on the shelf She could feel my despair as I climbed up her hair and discovered her invisible self. There's a lion in the road, there's a demon escaped There's a million dreams gone, there's a landscape being raped As her beauty fades and I watch her undrape I won't but then again, maybe I might Oh, if I could just find you tonight. I fought with ny twin, that enemy within, 'til both of us fell by the way Horseplay and disease is killing me by degrees while the law looks the other way Your partners in crime hit me up for nickels and dimes, the man you were loving couldn't never get clean It felt outa place, my foot in his face, but he should-a stayed where his money was green I bit into the root of forbidden fruit with the juice running down my leg Then I dealt with your boss, who'd never known about loss and who always was too proud to beg There's a white diamond gloom on the dark side of this room and a pathway that leads up to the stars If you don't believe there's a price for this sweet paradise, just remind me to show you the scars. There's a new day at dawn and I've finally arrived If I'm there in the morning, baby, you'll know I've survived I can't believe it, I can't believe I'm alive But without you it just doesn't seem right Oh, where are you tonight

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