when something’s broken lyrics – patty griffin

i got no defense, baby
i got nothin’ but a burned out light
my whole life don’t depend on
whether you forgive me tonight
i already know the feeling
i’ve walked the floor before
i can tell when something’s broken
and i know when i ain’t welcome anymore

city lights ain’t fireflies
this hole ain’t a home if you trust(?)
i never intended to be the
promises i made to you

paint is peeling down the hallway
a brand new lock is on the door
i know when something’s broken
and i know when i ain’t welcome anymore

i don’t care who’s listenin’
i don’t care what the neighbors think
only time the truth gets told
is when it’s surfaced by a drink
only time you heart my heart
you run behind a door
i know when something’s broken
and i know when i’m not welcome anymore

i’ve got no defense baby
i’ve got nothing but a burned out light

/ patty griffin lyrics