Edge Of The Wire

Lyrics: David Nelson
Music: David Nelson

One of the David Nelson Band songs played with Phil & Friends

It's just an ocean of dreams flooding over your cup
The big money river couldn't fill it up
And the most you can see looking out from inside
Is the edge of the wire on that great divide

Sometimes you just gotta leave all your winnings alone
And sometimes you better let the truth be known
And you better believe it like a house on fire
'Cause it's all part of life on the edge of the wire

And if the future has eyes that wait to gaze back at you
The tumbling dice can't wait to raise a confusion
It's heads they're winning, tails you're losing
So break out that can of kitty coom-botty ooooo (note 1)
Just to get in trouble on a Saturday night
When everything rides on the edge of the wire

There's only one way to pay for your ticket to ride
And one place to stay down by the water side
And the cold light of day has you paralysed in fright
As you wait for the night to catch up with you

You better keep it in mind walking through the wall of fire
It may not be best to cast away your desire
It's a steep incline, whether down or uphill
When all you got left is some time to kill

And if the future has eyes that wait to gaze back at you
The tumbling dice can't wait to raise a confusion
It's heads they're winning, tails you're losing
So break out that can of candy, [??]
Just to get in trouble on a Saturday night
When everything rides on the edge of the wire
Notes
(1) this line was sent to me by Marty, former DNB roadie, with the translation "whup ass"

Recordings
1998 High Adventure In Japan (David Nelson Band)
1999 Visions Under The Moon (David Nelson Band)