san diego serenade lyrics – nanci griffith

(tom waits)

never saw the morning till i stayed up all night
never saw the sunshine till i turned out the light
never saw my hometown till i stayed away too long
i never heard the melody till i needed the song

never saw the white line till i was leavin’ you behind
never knew i needed you till i was caught up in a bind
and i never spoke i love you till i cursed you in vain
never felt my heart strings until i nearly went insane

never saw the east coast until i moved to the west
i never saw the moonlight until it shone off your breast
and i never saw your heart till someone tried to steal it away
never saw your tears till they rolled down your face

i never saw the morning till i stayed up all night
never saw the sunshine till you turned out the light
never saw my hometown till i stayed away too long
i never heard the melody till i needed the song

/ nanci griffith lyrics