The Last Thing

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Lyrics

 

There’s a highway coming with a thousand dead suns

and a story for every mile burned

But I’m headed for a different place and the water there flows wild

where I can surely keep the peace I’ve earned

 

There’s a river flowing through the tears that you cry

And when you sleep I always dry your cheek

But the morning brings its yellow light creeping through the room

and shadows there remember how to speak

 

Hold on to me and I’ll hold onto you

But is that the best thing we can do?

Hold on to me and I’ll hold onto you

But is that the last thing we should do?

 

There’s a songbird singing but the wind is moaning low

and when it wails no-one ever hears his tune

But the notes they linger through the night and land up in the day

where church bells toll the pale afternoon

 

Hold on to me and I’ll hold onto you

But is that the best thing we can do?

Hold on to me and I’ll hold onto you

But is that the last thing we should do?

 

There’s a ladder leaning on a tree that’s soaked in blood

and a fire burns on every rung

But the missing and departed now will never cease to be

until that lonely bird’s song has been sung

 

Hold on to me and I’ll hold onto you

But is that the best thing we can do?

Hold on to me and I’ll hold onto you

But is that the last thing we should do?

 

There’s a highway coming of a thousand dead suns

and a story for every mile burned

But I’m headed for a different place and the water there flows wild

where I can surely keep this lesson learned

 

(From the album Seven Years Now)

music & lyrics by James Houlahan

published by Gumbo Luvah Music