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Well he steps off the bus
and the steam of the city fades
as the sun drops down
He glances left and steps right
avoiding the faces that may meet his own
as he walks around

It's been a week since he left Boston
looking to find his place
and looking to forget about her case
He finds a hotel for the night
and pays for his room keys
but before he gets to far...
... the keeper tells him


Well son, runnin' won't get you far
when you're runnin' off the shelf
and runnin' won't get you far
when you're runnin from yourself


Soon he's up before the dawn
Walking the streets of countless failures since
he scans the help wanted signs in the windows, but scoffs
because for now, his is his own prince

But inside the week before felt like a decade past
and his pace drew him to that
of the only open tavern in town
He waved the barkeep and ordered a painkiller
but before the tender became the biller, he offered the filler...
...and he said

Well son, runnin' won't get you far
when you're runnin' off the shelf
and runnin' won't get you far
when you're runnin from yourself

He was drunk, and he was confused,
his heart was sunk, and his ego bruised,
he ran down the street, and found his perch,
and opened with a beat, the doors of the church,
It seemed an age ago since she made her choice
and he collapsed in the front row and heard a voice...
...and it said.

Well son, runnin' won't get you far
when you're runnin' off the shelf
Yeah, runnin' won't get you far
when you're runnin from yourself
hiding may mask the pain
but pain soaks like rain
it will course through the vein
and leave on your heart it's stain
unless you get back on that train
to home and her plane.


EDIT: I just wrote this one up, so it's still very rough.
Last edited by rooster456 at Jul 2, 2007,
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Well he steps off the bus
and the steam of the city fades
as the sun drops down
He glances left and steps right
avoiding the faces that may meet his own
as he walks aroundits ok remends me of sweet jane i like how your going with realism

It's been a week since he left Boston
looking to find his place
and looking to forget about her case
He finds a hotel for the night
and pays for his room keys
but before he gets to far...
... the keeper tells himkinda boring


Well son, runnin' won't get you far
when you're runnin' off the shelf
and runnin' won't get you far
when you're runnin from yourselfcliche


Soon he's up before the dawn
Walking the streets of countless failures since
he scans the help wanted signs in the windows, but scoffs
because for now, his is his own princeits ok try to spice it up but with out change it to much or putting anything cliche

But inside the week before felt like a decade past
and his pace drew him to that
of the only open tavern in town
He waved the barkeep and ordered a painkiller
but before the tender became the biller, he offered the filler...
...and he saidstill kinda of boring but the ending part made me happy for some reason, i still like how you are keeping the realism though

Well son, runnin' won't get you far
when you're runnin' off the shelf
and runnin' won't get you far
when you're runnin from yourselfthis part still is bad

He was drunk, and he was confused,
his heart was sunk, and his ego bruised,very vague and cliche
he ran down the street, and found his perch,
and opened with a beat, the doors of the church,
It seemed an age ago since she made her choice
and he collapsed in the front row and heard a voice...
...and it said.
not counting the 1st two line its not to bad and i dont mean to sound like a
broken record but try spicying it up


Well son, runnin' won't get you far
when you're runnin' off the shelf
Yeah, runnin' won't get you far
when you're runnin from yourself
hiding may mask the pain
but pain soaks like rain
it will course through the vein
and leave on your heart it's stain
unless you get back on that train
to home and her plane.this one is all bad

ok i kinda like it. are you a velvet underground fan? Try spicing it up a bit(i dont mean to say it so much). Its about a loner right. its flows nicely and has a lot of potenal

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