Took a little bit of money, tried to find my soul
Standing on the corner of a street where nobody goes
And it looks like nobody cares
Though you never stop peddling wares
Once upon a time not so long ago
This boy he took to the stage
He wandered around like a travelling show
But one thing filled him with rage
I don't even know if I could cry
Been so long, it seems like I've run dry
Something in your eyes tonight
Looked into my soul
Saw the years of breaking down
The Devil picked me up today
Said c'mon boy it's time to play!
We got places to go and people to see
He said step in my convertible
It is very comfortable
Like a kid in a candy store
Your mama told you what to take and leave behind.
But kid - you're older now.
And standing on the street you're naked and you're blind.
Maybe it's time to compromise
Stop moving your mouth and use your eyes
You think you know what people like
But I don't think so
Why don't you try a new idea
It takes forever to convince them that you're who you say you are.
They like to judge you
But you know they'll only do it from afar
He sits alone at a table in a small cafe
Drowning his tears in a bottomless cup of coffee
And hes tumbling into his thoughts
His memories are all tied in knots
Listen to your heart and not your head
I know that this is what the wise man said
Maybe he's wrong...
And all this talk of yet another war
Looking out over the ocean
And I'm wondering why it is blue
And the only reason can be...
Cause I'm without you.
Standing alone on the shore