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  1. The Last Thing

From the recording The Last Thing

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