The Party Goes On

05:16

Lyrics

 

She holds herself back in the sunlight
But she spends all her cash when it rains
I want to tell her
I do the same

The evening is filled with her laughter
The evening is filled with her smile
I’m feeling better
After awhile

Who am I to wander through this celebration row?
Who am I to riddle all the pain that I know
in a song?
And the party goes on.

I’m looking for a writer to show me
I’m leaning on the authors of old
for some kind of answer
some way home

She’s standing at the edge of a doorway
A stack of books they lie at her feet
She does not need them
She is complete

Who am I to wander through this celebration row?
Who am I to riddle all the pain that I know
in a song?
And the party goes on.

It’s later now the mob is unwinding
But the music seems to keep it in stride
And she is floating
but on the inside

The night is making good on it’s promise
To give her everything that she needs
just for awhile
the hunger it feeds

Who am I to wander through this celebration row?
Who am I to riddle all the pain that I know
in a song?
And the party goes on.

(From the album "misfit hymns")

music & lyrics by James Houlahan

published by Gumbo Luvah Music