how many songs till i get home lyrics – waterboys

i’ve got a hard road ahead of me
and a battlefield behind
i’ve got a heavy load on top of me
that’s mine and only mine
i can’t go running to n*body
solicitating help
i gotta walk a mile and then a mile
and walk it by myself
ain’t no ride on offer
ain’t no easy way
d*mn these blues, grease my shoes,
speed me on my way

lord, how many songs till i get home?
how many songs till i get home?
how many rights? how many wrongs?
how many songs till i get home?
distance unidentified… destiny unknown
how many songs till i get home?

the devil came to dinner
said he’d been shipwrecked
spit was forming at his mouth
and running down his neck
he beat upon the table
he piped upon a pipe
he cursed in broken english
then he tried to pick a fight
he summoned me to side with him
said i had no choice
when he left i smelt his breath
and i recognized his voice

lord, how many songs till i get home?
how many songs till i get home?
how many rights? how many wrongs?
how many songs till i get home?
distance unidentified… destiny unknown
how many songs till i get home?

from the high king of glory
to the lone abandoned child
everybody has a story
everybody walks a mile
i’ve told you mine already
i’ll tell you just one more
about a son of ancient israel
you heard his name before
he was suckled in a stable
nailed upon a cross
before he died he gave a cry
and this is what it was…

lord, how many songs till i get home?
how many songs till i get home?
how many rights? how many wrongs?
how many songs till i get home?
distance unidentified… destiny unknown
how many songs till i get home?

/ waterboys lyrics