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Somebody Leave a Light On - Dayna Kurtz

from Tribes Hill Song Book Volume 1

he was blessed - the best of us
and now the boy is gone
he was so beautiful and stupid
he’d go swimming with his boots on

you spend too much time with strangers
you spend too much time alone
you need someone to leave a light on
when you’re headed home

somebody leave a light on
somebody leave a light on

if someone told you you’d be
tied to some wicked
and some beautiful dreams
and go clanking town to town
now - like a tortured dog
now - like a wedding car
till you’re a tough old telephone pole
naked and stuck to a sad stretch of road
calling up everyone you know
somebody leave a light on

i know love is everywhere
whatever ground you stand on
i’ll take what sight is offered me
whatever lights you turn on
somebody leave a light on

is there anybody out there? (you’re a tough old telephone pole)
is there anybody out there? (naked and stuck to a sad stretch of road)
shit this town is nowhere  (calling up everyone)
is there anybody home? (you know)



Credits:

from Postcards from Downtown, words and music by Dayna Kurtz

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updated: 6 years ago