Song of the Day #1,907: ‘One Headlight’ – The Wallflowers

wallflowers_brining_horse‘One Headlight’ came on in my car today and I thought that despite what a great song it is, I was pretty sure I’d never featured it on the blog. Turns out I’ve featured only six Wallflowers songs, period, over the past five years.

I tend to schedule my posts according to themes rather than just post really good music. Hell, last week I dedicated five slots to bad music.

So today I’m posting a great song, not for any thematic purpose (and not to kick off a week of ‘great songs’) but just because it’s worth listening to.

So long ago, I don’t remember when
That’s when they say I lost my only friend
Well they said she died easy of a broken heart disease
As I listened through the cemetery trees

I seen the sun comin’ up at the funeral at dawn
The long broken arm of human law
Now it always seemed such a waste, she always had a pretty face
So I wondered how she hung around this place

Hey, come on try a little
Nothing is forever
There’s got to be something better than
In the middle
But me & Cinderella
We put it all together
We can drive it home
With one headlight

She said it’s cold
It feels like Independence Day
And I can’t break away from this parade
But there’s got to be an opening
Somewhere here in front of me
Through this maze of ugliness and greed
And I seen the sun up ahead at the county line bridge
Sayin’ all there’s good and nothingness is dead
We’ll run until she’s out of breath
She ran until there’s nothin’ left
She hit the end, it’s just her window ledge

Hey, come on try a little
Nothing is forever
There’s got to be something better than
In the middle
But me & Cinderella
We put it all together
We can drive it home
With one headlight

Well this place is old
It feels just like a beat up truck
I turn the engine, but the engine doesn’t turn
Well it smells of cheap wine, cigarettes
This place is always such a mess
Sometimes I think I’d like to watch it burn
I’m so alone and I feel just like somebody else
Man, I ain’t changed, but I know I ain’t the same
But somewhere here in between the city walls of dyin’ dreams
I think of death, it must be killin’ me

Hey, hey hey come on try a little
Nothing is forever
There’s got to be something better than
In the middle
But me & Cinderella
We put it all together
We can drive it home
With one headlight

One thought on “Song of the Day #1,907: ‘One Headlight’ – The Wallflowers

  1. Dana says:

    Good way to start the week with a great song. I don’t listen to the Bob’s son too often, but, when I do, I always like what I hear.

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