when i paint my masterpiece lyrics – emmylou harris

oh, the streets of rome are filled with rubble
ancient footprints are everywhere
you can almost think that you’re seein’ double
on a cold, dark night on the spanish stairs

got to hurry on back to my hotel room
where i’ve got me a date with a pretty young boy from greece
he promised, he’d be there with me
when i paint my masterpiece

oh, the hours we’ve spent inside the coliseum
dodgin’ lions and wastin’ time
oh, those mighty kings of the jungle, i can hardly stand to see ’em
yes, it sure has been a long, hard climb

train wheels runnin’ through the back of my memory
when i ran on the hilltop following a pack of wild geese
someday, everything’s gonna be smooth like a rhapsody
when i paint my masterpiece

sailin’ round the world in a dirty gondola
oh, to be back in the land of coca cola

well, i left rome and landed in brussels
on a plane ride so b*mpy that i almost cried
clergymen in uniform and young girls pullin’ muscles
everyone was there to greet me when i stepped inside

newspapermen eating candy
had to be held down by big police
someday, everything is gonna be different
when i paint my masterpiece

yes, someday, everything is gonna be different
when i paint my masterpiece

/ emmylou harris lyrics