Song 6 - Can't Wait.

BY MIKE JOHNSON

Like Cold Irons Bound, this comes from the 1997 Time Out of Mind album. This is a kick-arse, bluesy, prowling song. An end of the line song.

Well I'm strollin' through the lonely graveyard of my mind
I left my life with you
Somewhere back there along the line

Very slinky 2010 version here. No harmonica solo, but note how he breathes through it at times, brief punctuations in the flow.

Next week: the jazzy Po’ Boy.

Can’t wait:

I can't wait
Wait for you to change your mind


It's late
I'm tryin' to walk the line

Well, it's way past midnight
And there's some people all around
Some on their way up
Some on their way down

The air burns and I'm tryin to think straight
And I don't know how much longer I can wait


I'm your man
I've tried to recover the sweet love that we knew

You understand
That my heart can't go on beating without you


Well your loveliness has wounded me
I'm reeling from the blow

I wish I knew what it was that keeps me loving you so
I'm breathin' hard standin' at the gate
Oh, but I don't know how much longer I can wait


Skies are gray

I'm looking for anything that will bring a happy glow


Night or day
It doesn't matter where I go anymore I just go


If I ever saw you comin' I don't know what I might do

I'd like to think I could control myself
But it isn't true
That's how it is
When things disintegrate

And I don't know how much longer I can wait


I'm doomed to love you
I been rollin' through stormy weather


I'm thinkin' of you

And all the places we could roam together


It's mighty funny
The end of time has just begun


Oh honey, after all these years you're still the one

Well I'm strollin' through the lonely graveyard of my mind
I left my life with you
Somewhere back there along the line
I thought somehow that I would be spared this fate

I don't know how much longer I can wait