CARMEN WAS THE PARADISE OF AN ENDLESS SUMMER NIGHT

I TRIED TO PLAY THE MAVERICK TO HER SOUL

LOST BETWEEN THE TRACKS OF BROKEN ARMS AND TRAMPOLINES

WE'D FALL ASLEEP INSIDE HER VAST WATERFALLS


NOW WE WERE BROKEN DOWN THE COACH LINE ONE TOO MANY TIMES

ON A WAYWARD RIDGE WAS HER DIVIDED LINE

WE WERE BROKEN DOWN THE COACH LINE ONE TOO MANY TIMES

IT NEVER REALLY GOES AWAY

IT LEAVES YOU RUNNING SCARED AND LOST, ALONE, LOST ALONG THE WAY


SHE TOSSED HER CLOTHES AND PRAYED DOWN BY THE SHORELINE

I SAT ALONE AND SANG SOME JACKSON BROWNE

FOR EVERYMAN SHE'S HEARTBREAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL

SHE FINGER PAINTS THE WATERS WITH THE COLOURS OF THE SOUND


WE WERE BROKEN DOWN THE COACH LINE ONE TOO MANY TIMES
ON A WAYWARD RIDGE WAS HER DIVIDED LINE
WE WERE BROKEN DOWN THE COACH LINE ONE TOO MANY TIMES
IT NEVER REALLY GOES AWAY
IT LEAVES YOU RUNNING SCARED AND LOST, ALONE, LOST ALONG THE WAY


BLACKWATER HAUNTS ME IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT

DAUNTING THE CHILD FOR SOMETHING MORE

MY HEART IS POUNDING WITH THE RHYTHM OF THE RAIN

THE MORE I THINK ABOUT IT MAKING SENSE TO ME NOW


CARMEN WAS A PARAGON BUT A WRINKLE IN HER TIME

FOR ME, ANOTHER SONGBIRD WITH THE BLUES

SHE DIED BEFORE THE LINES AROUND HER EYES COULD EVER FORM

NOW I'LL NEVER GET TO HOLD HER SO WHAT MORE CAN I DO


BUT BE  BROKEN DOWN THE COACH LINE ONE TOO MANY TIMES
ON A WAYWARD RIDGE WAS HER DIVIDED LINE
WE WERE BROKEN DOWN THE COACH LINE ONE TOO MANY TIMES
IT NEVER REALLY GOES AWAY
IT LEAVES YOU RUNNING SCARED AND LOST, ALONE, LOST ALONG THE WAY




words and music by Erik J. Matthews

BROKEN RIDGE COACH LINE