better off alone lyrics – casey donahew band

empty on the hours
and empty on the days
i’ve locked up all the doors
take me on my way

down a broken road of questions
that lead me to a lie
to a cold night in december
when we both sat down to cry

now will you carve my name upon a stone?
will you lay me down to rest?
do you think i’ll see my father’s father
do you think i’ll p*ss his test?
will you whisper “lord please keep me,
always walk right by my side”?
will you place the coins upon my eyes
to pay the boatman for the ride?

[chorus:]
well i was standing in the drizzling rain
just long enough to wash away my pain
and realize that she’s never coming home
she said “i won’t come back”
i said “don’t come back, i’m better off alone”

she called me from a pay phone
south of san antone
and i could hear somebody talking
but she swore she was alone
you know it sounded so familiar
i pray to god that i am wrong
i always thought she’d leave me
i never dreamed he’d go along

[chorus x2]

i’m better off alone

/ casey donahew band lyrics