the shadow of a black crow lyrics – melissa etheridge

the shadow of a black crow

i am levitating somewhere down the road
with a price on my head and the shadow of a black crow
he’s been on my tail for close to three days
just a little souvenir of my wicked ways

i would rather die fast than to ever live slow
father forgive me what my mother don’t know
the scratch marks on my soul
from the shadow of a black crow

i’ve got a box of reds and a bottle of the blues
comes a time in your life honey you’ve gotta choose
my belly’s on fire from the acid of the truth
all the untold lies of my misspent youth

i would rather die fast than to ever live slow
father forgive me what my mother don’t know
the scratch marks on my soul
from the shadow of a black crow

it’s pretty when you’re young just a pity when you’re old, yeah
am i running away or am i closer to home
the lines and the signs and the miles go by
no one ever bothered to even ask me why
so i am disappearing into this road
with a six pack of sorrow and the shadow of a black crow

i would rather die fast than to ever live slow
father forgive me what my mother don’t know
the scratch marks on my soul
from the shadow of a black crow

/ melissa etheridge lyrics