On the Western Skyline

Album: The Way It Is (1986)
  • About this time of evening, out by the bay
    They turn the road lights on the bridge
    A diesel rolls in silhouette, eastbound
    Lovers glad the sun has set
    I'm staring into the twilight
    Wishing I could find someone tonight

    I know she's out there somewhere
    On the western skyline
    Lonely women say a prayer
    On the western skyline

    The rooftops sag on second street
    Bachelor's quarters, too much fun,
    Not enough fun
    The kite's still hanging on the wire
    Waiting on the wind
    Too many dreams, not enough hope
    Voices on my radio
    Telling me where I should go

    I know she's out there somewhere
    On the western skyline
    Lonely women say a prayer
    On the western skyline

    They'll set up on the bandstand
    When the sailors hear the whistle blow
    Underneath the streetlight
    Violence in the afterglow

    Give me a shiny Cadillac
    Close your eyes past that city limits sign
    He's got the admiral's daughter in the back
    Trying to cross her battle line
    As I'm staring into the twilight
    Wishing I could be with her tonight

    I know she's out there somewhere
    On the western skyline
    Lonely women say a prayer
    On the western skyline

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