One Headlight

The Wallflowers

So long ago, I don't remember when
That's when they say I lost my only friend
They said she died easy of a broken heart disease
As I listened to the cemetery trees
I've seen the sun coming up and the funeral at dawn
The long broken arm of human law
Now it always seemed like such a waste
She always had a pretty face
I wondered why she hung around this place


Hey, come on try a little, nothing is forever
There's gotta be something better than in the middle
But me and Cinderella, we put it all together
We can drive it home, with one headlight

She said it's cold and it feels like independence day
But I can't break away from this parade
But there's got to be an opening somewhere here
In front of me, through this maze of ugliness and greed

I've seen the sign up ahead at the county line bridge
Say all is good and nothingness is dead
Running till she's out of breath
She ran until there's nothing left
She hit the end, it's just her window ledge

(Repeat Chorus)

This place is old, and it feels just like a beat up truck
I turn the engine but the engine doesn't turn
It smells of cheap wine and cigarettes
This place is always such a mess
Sometimes I think I'd like to watch it burn
I sit alone and I feel just like somebody else
Man, I ain't changed but I know I ain't the same
But somewhere in between these city walls of dying dreams
I think her death, it must be killing me

(Repeat Chorus)