sundowner lyrics – walkabouts

deaf as a fence post
alone on a winter’s night
i’m drunk as a racehorse
but i’ll never fade outta sight

there’s a wild below me
a wild up there in the stars
there’s a history behind me
a child gone cold in my arms

tell george and tammy
i’m ripe for the taking these days
it’s a good year for roses
(and) a bad year for runnin’ in place

but if they don’t believe me
i’ll do what i always have done
i won’t be the sundowner
no i’ll never cheat on the sun

’cause when the sun comes up
and the moon is gone
to the bridge i go
to the bridge i run

and when i reach the edge
onto the bridge i crawl
and when i find you my friend
from the bridge i fall

this is the last place
that i’ve ever been, ever been
it’s the last best place
that i’ve ever been, ever been

and in spite of my weakness
and all my desires to win
i won’t be the sundowner
tomorrow i’ll leave here again

’cause when the sun comes up
and i need a friend
to the bridge i run
when i need a friend

and when i meet the edge
onto the bridge i crawl
and when i find you my friend
it’s from the bridge i fall

/ walkabouts lyrics