Moon Over My Shoulder

1:41 in the morning
Driving home from the show
I hope they all liked it
Sometimes I don't know
I just wanna reach somebody
Maybe brighten up their day
If my voice and my fingers
Can take on a little bit of that weight

I've got a piece of shit car that's all filled up with gear
I've got a girl wants to live anyplace else but here
I've got nine hundred dollars til the rent comes up due
I've got nowhere to land and nothing else I can do

But I've got the moon looking over my shoulder
I've got the roads all to myself
I've got the moon looking over my shoulder
And for a moment I don't need nothing else

Driver's side window
At the edge of my view
Watch over me as I drive home to you

I'll be hoarse when I wake up
But it'll clear up by four
So I can do it again fifty miles and then
Load back in through the backstage door

I've got a day job don't make up a liveable wage
I've got a fire inside me only cools off onstage
I've got forty-eight dollars and a ringing in my ears
And a feeling that I'm wasting all my best years

But I've got the moon looking over my shoulder
I've got the roads all to myself
I've got the moon looking over my shoulder
And for a moment I don't need nothing else

9:00 high
Pale from weariness
Of climbing the heavens gazing down on the likes of us

I've got a piece of shit car that's all filled up with gear
Got a girl wants to live anyplace else but here
I've got seventeen bucks and a half tank of gas
And a lifetime of dreams that are fading away fast

But I've got the moon looking over my shoulder
I've got the roads all to myself
I've got the moon looking over my shoulder
And for a moment I don't need nothing else
I've got the moon looking over my shoulder
And for a moment I don't need nothing else
I don't need nothing else


MOON OVER MY SHOULDER
Words & Music by James Hearne
© 2015, Songs de Guerre Music (ASCAP)
 

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