Cowboy Junkies Lament - 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 approachin'
    there's a hole in heaven
    where some sin slips through
    just close your eyes and dream real steady
    maybe just a little will spill on you

    Dark don't lie
    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
    lady Rose just waiting for the axe 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

    Won't be long
    I won't be gone
    Been leaning toward the shadows all along

    Those in the know say so 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

    Snake eyes cry
    Boxcars sigh
    Seven's stuck in the middle
    just wonderin' why

    Dark don't lie
    Dreams come true
    All it takes is one or two
    Maybe just a few will see you through


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