useless desires lyrics – patty griffin

say goodbye to the old street
that never cared much for you anyway
the different-colored doorways
you thought would let you in one day
goodbye to the old bus stop, frozen and waiting
the weekend edition has this town way overrated

you walk across a baseball field
the gr*ss has turned to straw
a flock of birds tries to fly away from where you are
goodbye, goodbye, goodbye old friend
i can’t make you stay
i can’t spend another ten years
wishing you would anyway

how the sky turns to fire against a telephone wire
and even i’m getting tired of useless desires

every day i take a bitter pill that gets me on my way
for the little aches and pains
the ones i have from day to day
to help me think a little less about the things i miss
to help me not to wonder how i ended up like this

i walk down to the railroad track and ride a rusty train
with a million other faces i shoot through the city veins
goodbye, goodbye, goodbye old friend
you wanted to be free
somewhere beyond the bitter end is where i want to be

how the sky turns to fire against a telephone wire
and even i’m getting tired of useless desires

say goodbye to the old building
that never tried to know your name
goodbye, goodbye, goodbye old friend
you won’t be seeing me again
goodbye to all the windowpanes shining in the sun
like diamonds on a winter day
goodbye, goodbye to everyone

how the sky turns to fire against a telephone wire
burns the last of the day down
and i’m the last one hangin’ around
waiting on a train track, and the train never comes back
and even i’m getting tired of useless desires

/ patty griffin lyrics