From the recording Spin Spin Dizzy


by Al Rose © 2016 Wheel See Music (ASCAP)

Ever since you left me, I’ve been down on one knee
I would have gone down lower but the begging set me free
The begging made me weaker
And the kneeling made me pray
The praying made me hopeful
But the hoping made me beg

I’m getting ready for the feast/ Ready for the feast
I’m already on my knees and I’m in the thick of it

I’m a creature of your habits / I come crawling when you call
I never change the pictures / I am loyal to a fault
I am loyal like a baby / Loyal like a tree
Loyal like the desert / I am loyal like the sea
I am loyal like the phonebook / Loyal to my name
Loyal to the bottle/ I am loyal to my shame

I’m the last one in the sinking ship / The last one in the room
Or in the phone booth waiting for the call
The call that never tells me / I’ll never get the call
The call that says I’m loyal to a fault

Some paths just lead me backwards
Just like some change can bring the wind
But all that wind just made me feel
Like I was running like the wind
All this running gets me nowhere / But nowhere ain’t that far
But running gets there faster than the slowest falling star
And all this pain helps me remember
That all this pain should bring me strength
But strength is overrated and pain ain’t no great shake