NEVER SAW IT COMING


Tuesday morning / Bed of nails
Hammerhead and screwy heart
I took her to my house of cards
She’s steady as an apple cart
I never saw / I never saw it coming
I played with fire / Now there’s a fire
In the field of twigs the future’s bright
All that’s left is scattered ash
I’ve done my time / No questions asked
I never saw / I never saw it coming

I never saw the rain as it fell down on my face
At the bottom of the drain as I stand drowning
I never saw the hurricane after 14 days on the radar screen
I just focused on the eye and called things calm

I saw you once behind my back / As lightning struck the railroad track
I’ve seen you go from light to dark
But then you made the waters part
I never saw / I never saw it coming
I stepped off the cliff today / I didn’t look- I’m falling fast
I’m up in arms / I’m in my face
So much for that leap of faith
I never saw / I never saw it coming

I feel like a field of corn / Waiting for that summer storm
I never saw / I never saw it coming
Three packs a day for 30 years / I thought I’d cut back but now the tumor’s here
I never saw / I never saw it coming

I never saw the rain as it fell down on my face
At the bottom of the drain as I stand drowning
I never saw the hurricane after 14 days on the radar screen
I just focused on the eye and called things calm

I bring you flowers every day / But I always see that empty vase
I never saw / I never saw it coming
I’m talking to myself again / It happened quickly – Just like that
“What’s with you?” / I heard me talk
I turned away
I know that look
I never saw / I never saw it coming
I never saw / I never saw it coming