red lights and neon lyrics – boiled in lead

i hope you don’t mind if i
rest inside your door
please forgive the snowy footprints
i’m tracking on your floor.
i only want to stop and rest
don’t want to start no fight.
i’ll just wait here for a while
’till the police car’s out of sight.

for as long as i remember
i’ve hated those red lights
and hotel rooms with plaster walls
and loud and lonely nights.
it seems like i’ve been on this road
ever since i was a kid
i could tell if i was sorry
if i remembered what i did.

a wanted man in new orleans
matches my description.
mister druggist please be kind enough
to refill my prescription.
if i had to do it over
this ain’t the life i’d choose
but the road still runs and so do i
and at least i made the news.

and the streetlights never waver
and the red lights never dim
and the neon always glitters
and it was better me than him

/ boiled in lead lyrics