from BALM IN GILEAD

Bonfires

  • written by Rickie Lee Jones


    There's just one thing before I go
    You are the sweetest boy I know
    I've lived my whole life in the past
    But I awoke last night at last

    I thought I’d finally won your heart
    And that forever never part
    And in sweet love we would grow old
    Now I'm just a scavenger in the cold
    I'm just a scavenger
    All I can do is wish you well
    And light the Bonfires of hell
    Honey, you hurt me bad this time
    I'm burning everything I find

    You hurt me bad this time
    You nearly tore me from my mind
    Before I knew I had been hurt
    She laid her hair across your shirt

    All I can do is wish you well
    And light the Bonfires of hell
    There's just one thing before I go
    You are the sweetest boy I know

    If there's a sun, I'll watch it rise
    To dry the tears out of my eyes
    If there’s a river, you can bet
    There’ll be a sea for my heart yet.


length: 4:15 minutes
Rickie Lee Jones: Acoustic/Electric Guitars
Jon Brion: Harmonics


Bonfires playing with Rob Wasserman in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Canal 7 Public TV. June 2009.
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