Riding Home As The Ghosts Look On

from by Aaron J. Shay

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lyrics

Please don't leave me
please don't leave me
Please don't leave me behind

Pushing ninety on the freeway
My horse is covered in soot
Its iron hooves churn the concrete
It turns to gravel underfoot
We maneuver between abandoned cars
Completely eaten with rust,
Their ghosts call me to hear their stories
But I don't have time for their trust

I am riding home
I am riding home
With my heart tight like a fist
I am riding home
I am riding home
Praying that you still exist

No, I am not a soldier
I could never choose a side
And I am not a cowboy
Though on a steel horse I ride
And you, you are not a damsel
You not waiting to be won
You are not waiting for me to save you
And this journey is far from done

I am riding home
I am riding home
To lay in our empty bed
I am riding home
I am riding home
And my phone is nearly dead

No good will come when I reach the city
When I pass through that gate
Only bad news and a troubled mind
Await.
But even so, the never-knowing
Would weigh me down like a stone
If your arms weren't waiting for me,
I could never make it alone.

I am riding home
I am riding home
To bad news and to you
I am riding home
I am riding home
My only home is you.

Please don't leave me
please don't leave me
Please don't leave me behind

credits

from Discrete Packets of Song: A Compilation, released December 12, 2016

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Aaron J. Shay Seattle, Washington

Sci-fi inspired banjo rock and literary ukulele. You're probably gonna like it.

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