life blood lyrics – indigo girls

“lifeblood” is an emily saliers song from the 1986 indigo girls ep.
i think the last time i heard it performed live was march of 1990.
i’m transcribing the lyrics straight off of the lyric sheet from the
ep, not from the song itself.
another night in a successsion
thinly glued with beer and wine
it’s a precarious profession
every day at work sees your heart on the line
maybe i should have gone to business school
or gained myself a respectable trade
or stayed in childhood where the shade keeps you cool
making my living selling lemonade
chorus:

but running through my veins
are the words and the refrains
as if they were my lifeblood itself
and i can’t stay alive on the food of 9 to 5
if my dreams were just old pictures on the shelf

i remember the folks said give it a try
or you’ll never know who you might have been
and just remember, nothing is the end of the world
until the world comes to an end
still, there’s a point to this philosophy
of taking a look at who you are
still sometimes all i have to help me see
are all the mirrors behind the bar

chorus

musical interlude

chorus

/ indigo girls lyrics