Better Knowin'

 

I heard your strong and pleading rights

For a soul fallin' from the sky

A prisoner's silhouette by night

For some ol' lover keepin' score

 

I saw her hand reach out a dream

In deeper fewer nights o' sleep

I tried to hold her til the mornin'

And make my backbone stand up

 

            Goodness to the mornin' darlin'

            We came to understand

            Aloneness deep inside a man

            Better knowin'

 

I'll take your place while you're in jail

The bayliff played that tune before

The sheriff's son was puttin' on

His shoes and headin' out my door

 

            Goodness to the mornin' darlin'

            We came to understand

            Aloneness deep inside a man

            Better knowin'

 

The young and willin' learn to work

The old and broken hope to mend

I heard you strong and pleading rights

For a soul fallen from the sky

 

(Chorus)

(Chorus)

 

I heard your strong and pleading rights...

 

 

                                                                                    Malcolm Holcombe

                                                                                    © l994, Purple Girl Music/BMI