"Love And Theft" session, Clinton Studios, NYC - 12.may.2001, take 5
Bye and bye, I'm breathin' a lover's sigh
Well I'm sittin' on my watch so I can be on time
I'm singin' love's praises with sugar coated rhyme
Bye and bye, on you I'm castin' my eye.
I'm paintin' the town, swingin' my partner around
Well I know who I can depend on, I know who to trust
I'm watchin' the birds, I'm studyin' the dust
I'm paintin' the town, makin' my last go-round.
Well, I'm scufflin' and I'm shufflin' and I'm walkin' on briars
I'm not even acquainted with my old desires.
I'm rollin' slow, I'm doin' all I know
I'm tellin' myself I've found true happiness
That I still got a dream that hasn't been repossessed
I'm rollin' slow, goin' where the wild roses grow.
Well the future for me is already a thing of the past
You were my first love and you will be my last.
Papa gone mad, Mama she's feelin' sad
Well, I'm gonna baptize you in fire so you can sin no more
I wanna establish my rule through civil war
Gonna make you see just how loyal and true a man can be.