Sitting here wasted and wounded
At this old piano
Trying hard to capture
The moment this morning I don't know

'Couse a bottle of vodka's
Still lodged in my head
And some blond gave me nightmares
I think that she's still in my bed

As I dream about movies
They won't make of me when I'm dead

With an ironcast fist I wake up
And french kiss the morning
While some marching band keeps
It's own beat in my head while we're talking

About all of the things
That I long to believe
About love and the truth
And what you mean to me

And the truth is
Baby you're all that I need

I want to lay you down on a bed of roses
For tonite I sleep on a bed of nails
I want to be just as close as
The holy ghost is
And lay you down on a bed of roses

Well I'm so far away
That each step that I take is on my way home
A king's ransom in dimes I'd give each night
Just to see trough this payphone

Still I run out of time
Or it's hard to get through
Till the bird on the wire
Flies me back to you

I'll just close my eyes
And whisper baby blind love is true

I want to lay you down......

The hotel bar hangover whiskey's gone dry
The barkeeper's wig's crooked
And she's giving me the eye
I might have said yeah
But I laughed so hard I think I died


Now as you close your eyes
Know I'll be thinking about you
While my mistress she calls me
To stand in her spotlight again

Tonight I won't be allone
But you know that don't mean I'm not lonely
I've got nothing to prove
For it's you that I'd die to defend

I want to lay you down.....