Nothing that's forced can ever be right If it doesn't come naturally, leave it That's what she said as she turned out the light And we bent our backs as slaves of the night Then she lowered her guard and showed me the scars She got from trying to fight Saying oh, you'd better believe it.
Well I'm up to my neck in the crumbling wreckage Of all that I wanted from life When I looked for respect all I got was neglect Though I swallowed the lign as a sign of the times But dealing a jack from the back of the pack They said-"You lose again" Oh, I said, who needs it?
Well don't get me wrong now I tried to get on With the jokers that got in my way And I put on a smile and I tried all the while to be straight But they just wanted more all the time and I'm sure That you know what I mean when I say That I'm sick of the touch and there's only so much you can take.
Well nothing that's real is ever for free And you just have to pay for it sometime She said it before, she said it to me I suppose she believed there was nothing to see But the same old four imaginary walls She built for living inside I said oh, you just can't meana it
Well there was never a doubt that she had to get out she was just looking around for a way In the pit of the night there was nowhere to hide any more She was out on a limb, she was reaching for things That she wanted, but just couldn't say And she had to be sure that she wouldn't get caught like before.
Well nothing that's forced can ever be right If it doesn't come naturally, leave it That's what she said as she turned out the light And she may have been wrong, and she may have been right But I woke with the frost, and noticed she'd lost The veil that covered her eyes I said oh, you can leave it.
Writer/s: ALISTAIR IAN STEWART
Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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Janeeyre1956 from LouisvillekyI think that there are two stories here: Al's frustration and the frustration of this one night stand. And their mutual frustration made for a heavy night.
Craig from West Chester, PaI saw Al Stewart in Phoenixville PA just last week. An Acoustic show with just him and another guitarist. He was still great. His explanation for this song was that he was that he was trying to write a song with a run on lyric similar to some of Bruce Springsteen's and Bob Dylan's songs. The vocal is actually the rhythm of the song. He sang snip-its of both "Blinded by the Light" and "Subterranean Homesick Blues" to demonstrate what he meant.