Pilgrims And Runaways

D
Well, the boys all climb into my new ride, we got a last chance ticket for the other side
Em G D
It’s Friday… and the girls all know it too

D
We catch a glimpse of freedom at the interstate, oh, but I hook right at the town hall gates
Em G D
It’s a shortcut, man… where goin’ where time stands still

Em Bm
And those pretty things, they’re gonna be out tonight
F#m Bm A
They know summer’s comin’ and it’s an all out fight
G D
For the rights to own these streets, this town, these nights
Em G D
Searching for love under, love under Main Street lights
D
And you see her there

Well she knows you from your pawnshop days
And you look at me and I say, “On your way…
You hocked her daddy’s pistol
You might as well get her name.”

A Bm
And the streets are just crawling now like we knew they would
F#m Bm A
With great stereos and bad engines, its all understood
G Bm A
They’re on the hoods, in the windows waving at anyone they know
G A
You got to find it here, boy, ‘cause there’s no place left to go

Em G D
Oh, love under, love under Main Street lights
Em G Em G D
Oh, love under, love under Main Street lights

A Bm
I watch you and your friends spill out into the street
F#m Bm A
And I think of mom and dad and the places we meet
G
In the school gyms, diners and bars
Bm A
In parking lots and back seats of cars
G Bm
Out in the fields, on the beach, it’s always just out of reach
A
But the place that will catch you off-guard

Oh, is love under, love under Main Street lights
Oh, is love under, love under Main Street lights

Well, the boys all climb into my new ride, and we head on back to the other side…

Fly me into space
Take me to some place
Where I can just be free
In any world I see
Where there’s no one
Where there’s no one but me
Tell me there’s no end
Say again and again
I think I’m not that far
From star to shining star
And there’s no one
There is no one but me
Call me on the phone

But I’m not at home
Look up in the sky
Who’s that flyin’ by
We’ll it’s no one
It’s no one but me
And it’s no one
Well it’s no one but me

Eb
You’ve got a big mouth
You fill my heart just to tear it out
Fm
And I can’t live with
Ab                     Eb
Can’t live without you
Eb
Now I’m feeling so mean
I see you smile and I just scream
Fm
And I can’t live with
Ab                     Eb
Can’t live without you
Eb
I’m powerless to your hips
I pledge allegiance to your lips
Fm
And I can’t live with
Ab                     Eb
Can’t live without you
Fm
No I can’t live with
Ab
Can’t live with
C                               Bb                               Ab
You know what I’m saying cause we’re knocked down again
C                         Bb                   Ab
I feel that your wastin my time all up and then
C                         Bb                        Ab
Why can’t I just tell you “baby, go your own way”
Eb               Cm            Bb
Can’t live without you
Can’t live without you
Eb
No I can’t live without you

(solo)
Cm – Bb – Ab – Ab
Cm – Bb – Ab – Ab
Cm – Bb – Ab – Ab
Eb

Eb

I swear I’m staying off of your street
Then I wake up between your sheets
Fm
And I can’t live with
Ab                     Eb
Can’t live without you
Eb
You’ve got a big mouth
You fill my heart just to tear it out
Fm
And I can’t live with
Ab                     Eb
Can’t live without you
Fm
No I can’t live with
Ab                     Eb
Can’t live without you
Eb
Yeah, without you
Yeah, without you

May your mind have it all figured out
May your heart never have a doubt
May your will be a rock in the storm
May your blessings keep you safe and warm
When you don’t know, you don’t know
when you don’t know the way
When you don’t know, you don’t know
you don’t know the way
May your sunshine and breezes be fair
May you laugh in the face of despair
May your wishes be met with a smile
May you travel with grace all the while
When you don’t know, you don’t know
when you don’t know the way
When you don’t know, you don’t know
you don’t know the way
All the searching, the waiting
The games that we play
When we don’t know, we don’t know
we don’t know the way
And when your sorrow’s too strong to go on
May you unfold these words
May you sing me this song
When your will isn’t able
And you’re sure that you’re lost
Come down, come down
May your hands feel the earth
Come down, come down
Won’t you let love be first
May your road hold you straight to your course
May your days fill with peace from the source
May you be there for those when they need
May your life be a rose in the weeds
When you don’t know, you don’t know
when you don’t know the way
When you don’t know, you don’t know
you don’t know the way


Everybody says that I’m mixed up
But how can I explain when it’s more than love
Every time I’m with you, well its not enough for us
Walking hand in hand in the pale moonlight
It’s a left on Main, blue house on the right
Kiss you at your doorstep, you whisper to me
I…
Wish the world could see
What you do to me
Voices in a hushed tone say hello
Lead me to your bedroom half past four
No one’s in the kitchen, honey close the door
It’s the wind outside, kiss me once more
I…
Wish the world could see
What you do to me

The air smelled sweet with tangerine
Buttercups and old blue jeans
Candles burned and flickered down the hall
And I had to take a second look
When I saw the phone was off the hook
And I wondered why my radio was on
Well it’s not like me to worry
‘Cause I knew that I’d find you
With my records spread all out across the floor
And she’ll put on some old blues
Or perhaps a gospel tune
You know I’ve seen it all go down this way before
And it shouldn’t feel so right
Well it shouldn’t feel so right
Slow dancing with your best friend’s wife
Well everybody knows the game
Still the rules are so hard to explain
But I’ve seen the way she looks into his eyes
I’ve longed to find a love like that
That fits me like a warm wool hat
‘til I believe there’s only sunny skies
But it’s not like me to worry
‘Cause I know that it’s not you
Still she keeps my dream alive of something true
It’s not typical romance, not all left up to chance
So I’ll hold her in my arms ‘til this song’s through
And I know it shouldn’t feel so right
Well it shouldn’t feel so right
Slow dancing with your best friend’s wife

 

Well I thought I didn’t feel this way no more
But since I walked past the corner store
Where I used to go down just for the bread
Make French toast while you lay in bed
Where we told sweet, sweet stories
Made love and glory
And I thought I didn’t feel this way no more
But since I walked past the 3rd Street bar
Where we drank ‘til dawn and danced real slow
To the old jukebox with the 40’s songs
And we sang sweet, sweet stories
About love and glory
About heart and soul
And the things we can’t control
Well now it shadows every step I take
Since you went away
And I thought I didn’t feel this way no more
But every time I look at the evening stars
Well, I get a little lump in my throat
I think it’s all my joy and I think it’s stuck
‘Cause I just sing sad, sad stories
With no love and no glory
And never letting on that I know
Just why I feel I can’t let go
And it shadows every step I take
Since you went away
You went away
And I thought I didn’t feel this way no more
But since I walked by our bedroom door
Well I, I thought about the time before
When I thought I heard your footsteps across the floor
We had a sweet, sweet story
We had a sweet, sweet story
All love, love, love, love and glory
But you went away

B – G#m – F#  – E

Tell me where you want to go and what to see, I’ll take you
If you don’t want to I will make you
Just hang a little while with me
Take me into space, hey, or any place you’d like to
And if you’re wrong then I will right you
Just hang a little while with me
I been down so long, I been holding on to a thought I had, it’s blown up and gone
You’re nuclear when you’re this close to me
So take me to your super-bus, we can discuss your big plans
Stop in Bikini and in White Sands
Just hang a little while with me

F# – E – G#m – C#m – F# – E – C#m – F#

Maybe something’s in the air tonight
And it’s all alright with you and me
Honey you can have it all you see
The lovers and the thieves they got it right
It’s the push, it’s the pull, in the black of the night
Baby it’s fine – you’ll go, you’ll stay
Let the mushroom clouds come and light your way

B – G#m – F#  – E

And fallout, babe
Fallout, babe
Fall in, fallout
So tell me who your lips are for, and what’s the score to beat you?
And anywhere that I can meet you
Just hang a little while with me
Oh, Hiroshima mon Amour, you’ll give me more when you want to
And, Trinity, how I adore you
So won’t you hang a little while with me?
I been down so long, I been holding on to a thought I had, it’s blown up and gone
You’re nuclear when you’re this close to me
Said you’re nuclear when you’re this close to me


Don’t let me go
When I can only give you all we own
Don’t make it so
Cause loving you is almost all
I know I’ve made it, know I’ve made it
I should be happy then
So why’s it lately, why’s it lately
Can’t tell you where I’ve been
It’s a long and vicious road we travel
Under stars and under ravels
The fabric frays and buckles from the weight
Oh and lately I’ve begun to see our fate
So help me love
It’s all I do to reach you, but you know
I can’t expose the dangerous,
So dangerous of stones we’re throwing,
Almost knowing nothing seems to hit
Oh but still it breaks up, so kiss and take up
Shelter from the sticks
It’s a long, ambitious road we travel
Under stars and under ravels
The fabric frays and buckles from the weight
Oh and lately I’ve begun to see our fate
It’s all unraveling
It’s all unraveling


Sorry ‘bout the way I acted tonight
I should’ve shut my mouth
It never comes out right
But the morning was waiting
We were all out too late
Now the emptiness lingers
and I wished you had stayed
And I’m remembering now
I’m remembering
Staring at the clocks out on the interstate
With all the buses gone, you never liked to wait
There were girl scouts in the station and they smiled as they passed
And you leaned and you asked me
Why won’t innocence last?
Oh we should have stayed
Oh we should have stayed
Oh we should have stayed
In love
Should’ve stayed in love
Places that we went to, dreams that we planned
You know I replay those moments
They’re the best that I have
Dry in my raincoat, and your hair always wet
You would dance in the puddles
And I’d get so upset
And I’d call you reckless and you’d call me old
And then you would splash me
We’d race all the way home
Oh we should have stayed
Oh we should have stayed
Oh we should have stayed
In love
Should’ve stayed in love
In love with your spirit, in love with my youth
When nothing really mattered
We had everything to prove
Now every ending has its story
Every loss has its gain
But things I gained that cost me you
I could wish them all away
I’d like to wish them all away
I’d wish them away
All away
Sorry ‘bout the way I acted tonight
I should’ve shut my mouth
It never comes out right

So you found yourself in my room
Your pictures hung like heirlooms
Tell me there’s someplace you’d rather be
The pawnshop on the corner?
The sofa bed at Lorna’s?
Or pirate ships adrift upon the sea?
But who would hold you?
Console you?
When everything around packs up and goes
You wonder
Twist your hair and stutter
This ain’t no riddle all is clear and known
It’s me… Honey, it’s me
I told you when we woke up,
There’s nothing wrong with this stuff,
Might even make you feel a little free
I’d like to end this story
Where everyone leaves happy
But you would think it cheap, not destiny
So hold me
Console me
Cause every flag’s about to be unfurled
Was I mistaken?
Have I been taken?
Ask me what I want most in this world
It’s you… Honey, it’s you
So give your love away…
Give your love away…
Give your love away…
Give your love away…
Give your love away…
Give your love away…
Give your love away…


Was once a day, I often wonder now
I think about it for a long, long time
Just how, just how I felt when you were born
And when I pray, I often wonder too
Just how you feel and if you often wonder too
Just how a man could be so wrong
Because what’s here is now…
What’s here is now…
Gone

So let us say that if you find your way back
Yeah if I ever were to feel you in my arms again
Could I trust to let them go?
Hey runaway, I see you when I sleep
When I awaken it just all but makes me weep
And I just thought you’d like to know
Because what’s here is now…
What’s here is now…
Gone

 

Words & Music by Gregg Sarfaty
© Stewsongs Publishing. All rights reserved.

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