Del Water Gap - Lamplight Lyrics

I know you had your patience
I was just a kid
And clueless, you never stop to wonder
If lightning strikes the thunder
Or if it’s just coincidence
Every time your father beat you down
You told him, "Dad it won’t be long,"
And as your tiny body slept that night, I had my lamplight burning strong
And hated
Your bedroom is a dark place, but you've broken all the doorways
And now you're stuck inside
But hopeful
Your memory's still around though, you can see it from your window
As it starts to pass you by
Now I'm in your car, you hold your apples in your arms
You're a friend I used to know, but you still lean against my walls
Tell me beauty I won't bluff, I set my mind to worthless stuff
But I was hoping you'd have the decadence, the appetite of love
But that's alright, yeah that’s alright
Every time your father beat you down
You told him, "Dad it won’t be long,"
And as your tiny body slept that night, I had my lamplight burning strong
And when you came to me, and said, "We gotta leave,"
And so we took your parents' car
And as your tiny body slept that night, I had my lamplight burning strong
And when we got away, but in a couple days
We crashed in Arkansas
And as your tiny body slept that night, I had my lamplight burning strong
And when the cop cars came and took you away
I knew I had to write this song
And as your tiny body slept that night, I had my lamplight burning strong

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