Heaven Only Knows

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Greg Anton, Futoshi Morioka

Recorded for an unreleased Gregg's Eggs record.

There's a little park on the avenue
Where the prams roll past when the sky is blue
Where hope and joy seem almost real
Before I remember not to feel

Sometimes I go there in the pouring rain
Driven outdoors by the threat of pain
Soft kind of ache at the back of my mind
Cold kind of shadow creeping up behind

Don't try to teach me
Don't try to reach me
Don't try to make me like you
Heaven only knows you're the reason I do like I do

I'm a latch key child with tenement eyes
That look right through all the bullshit lies
Nothing to prove and nothing to hide
Go where I go for the sake of the ride

That's what it's like to have no dream
It's got it's moments, or so it would seem
Precious moments when everything fits
When the jury's hung and the judge acquits

Don't try to teach me
Don't try to reach me
Don't try to make me like you
Heaven only knows you're the reason I do like I do

Love is the answer, love is the key
That's what you say when you're sounding on me
I've heard it before, guess I'll hear it again
Maybe I'll believe it but I won't say when

No I don't hate you, I just look away
Ain't worth the air that you breathe to pray
Ain't worth the ground where you make your stand
With your little tin drum and your big brass band

How could you teach me anything
Except how to slap and how to sting
How to use yourself and everyone who
For some strange reason wants to be like you

Don't try to teach me
Don't try to reach me
Don't try to make me like you
Heaven only knows you're the reason I do like I do

 


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