just a sinner lyrics – carly simon

(mark klingman)

today i was gonna conquer the world,
go on ahead and make a stand.
today i saw an old friend a dyin’
and as he lay there no one lent a hand,
i’m gonna call you up,
you’ll forsake the one you love,
though i’ve left you many times before –
you are just a sinner.

i was the one who understands,
you were my one and only man.
i was lost, now i’m the winner.
you stand there waitin’ by the sh*r*,
but i don’t come that way no more,
because you are just a sinner.

today i was gonna hold out my hand,
reach up for that light and let it shine.
today i have no light to guide me
feelin’ like the one they left behind,
so i called you up,
you left your love and took me away,
though i’ve left you many times before-
you are just a sinner.

i am the only one, you see,
you were the only one for me,
i was lost, now i’m the winner.
you’ll keep the candle burning bright,
but i won’t be home tonight,
because you are just a sinner.

today i was gonna conquer the world,
go on ahead and make a stand.
today i saw an old friend a dyin’,
and as he lay there, no one lent a hand.

/ carly simon lyrics