Suite At The Mission

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: David Nelson

A new Hunter/Nelson song played by the New Riders of the Purple Sage in 2009.

We both know this light is ugly
We both know the time is running
We both that a naked bulb
Can only be so friendly

Cities shines in both our eyes
Don't try to act too wise
It's too bright for visions now
Mystical or otherwise

I got a suite at the mission
And I lived to tell
I got a suite at the mission
Hope you do as well
I got a suite at the mission
It's much cleaner than hell
Got a suite at the mission
And I lived to tell

Across the two-lane black tar
Lies the end of the world
There's guns in every window
With trigger fingers curled

I've been walking, smoking
He's got some skin disease
Makes him break out in tattoos
Every time I sneeze

I got a suite at the mission
And I lived to tell
I got a suite at the mission
Hope you do as well
I got a suite at the mission
It's much cleaner than hell
Got a suite at the mission
And I lived to tell

Stand by me till I bolt
This final Irish coffee, then
I'm out into the cold
No, you won't see me again

But listen for my voices
The ones that never die
You just can't avoid them
No, it's senseless to try

I got a suite at the mission
And I lived to tell
I got a suite at the mission
Hope you do as well
I got a suite at the mission
It's much cleaner than hell
Got a suite at the mission
And I lived to tell
New Riders Recordings
     Date Album
     2012 17 Pine Avenue