No Heaven
Words and Music © 2006 Torey Adler

Some years ago I killed a man
I see him standing sometimes right in front of me
I've seen the face of god and I've seen hell
nothing works as well as the whisky
to burn the memories

from the churches to the dance halls
to the stone faces of prison walls
I carry these chains of my own making
I can't go on and I can't stay here
nothing is clear
in the darkness I hear something breaking

I could write the saddest lines tonight that you ever heard
every word falling like a stone
crazy fingers play spider games on my guitar
the devil in my soul comes out bar by bar
I have come and gone
from places you won't go
there aint no heaven for me no more
there aint no heaven for me

Sitting here wondering 'bout the bridges I've burned
all the lessons I've learned have served me to no end
one day you feel and the next you're numb
speak words that are real and true
and wait till the answers come

all the people are shining stars on the boulevards and in the alley bars
I'm living in a house of cards of my own dealing
I can't go on and I can't stay here
nothing is clear
and there is no dream of healing

I could write the saddest lines tonight that you ever heard
every word falling like a stone
crazy fingers play spider games on my guitar
the devil in my soul comes out bar by bar
I have come and gone
from places you won't go
there aint no heaven for me no more
there aint no heaven for me



 

 

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