West of 4th

Lyrics by Nathan Hamer

I was walkin’ west of 4th, your face stuck in my head
Help you down off stoops of Bedford, walk on home instead
Whiskey eyes so ‘lone and dry, no thoughts of what you said
Lean in close, kiss soft the roses, fall into my bed

But it’s too late, yeah it’s too late, as I’m walking home alone
And this feelin’s got me reelin’, got me shivered to the bone

So I tell myself lie, I tell myself a lie, that I could have you again
And I gave it all a try, I gave it all a try, I always wait ‘till then
Like the taste of your lips, and my hands on your hips, it’s movin’ time so slow
Now we’re down into a crawl, jump up and we’ll fall, we’ll fall into the throes of love.

Hey hey! Hey hey! Hey hey, ohhhh!

Write me songs love, sing them softly, so I won’t soon forget
Darkened skyway, along the highway, where our eyes first had met
And I can’t get you out, I can’t get you out, no, my head’s on fire instead
With the taste of your lips, and my hands on your hips, and all those words you said
Like the color of your eyes, oh how the time flies, that rose some color of red
Oh yes, I lie
Oh yes, I lie

Hey hey! Hey hey! Hey hey, ohhhh!

You let me go, like a sinking stone
But in my heart, I don’t feel so alone
And we can walk till the lights come home
But in heart, I don’t feel so alone with you. 

Hey hey! Hey hey! Hey hey, ohhhh!