carmelita lyrics – cowboy junkies

down along the railroad track
i ran into my old friend jack
he was dressed in his sunday best
but his face was mad and his eyes was a daze

he said ‘i lost marina
and the last place that i’d seen her
she was making off
with my best friend’

i took him to the water
i spent fifty dollars
on something that would take him to the moon

well he must have gone to heaven
cuz just before i left him
i tried to wake him up
but he would not move

so come on carmelita,
you drunk too much
and i can see that
soon you’re gonna need a breath of air

we’ll dance across the wheatfields
there’s a place i know just east of here
it wouldn’t take too long to drive out there

we’ll sleep out on the ground
and in the morning when we wake up
we’ll leave town

and i picked my last tobacco leaf
soaking wet up to my knees
out there before the sun is on the rise

you can have a drink of water
but don’t you look at my daughter
or i’ll come down there and cut you with this knife

so come on carmelita
you drunk too much
and i can see that
soon you’re gonna need a breath of air

we’ll dance across the wheatfields
there’s a place i know just east of here
it wouldn’t take too long to (?)

we’ll sleep out on the ground
and in the morning when we wake up
we’ll leave town

there ain’t any flat man
but if you are a black man
they’ll put you on a plane
back from where you’re from

we’ll sleep out on the ground
and in the morning when we wake up
we’ll leave town

/ cowboy junkies lyrics