only get by

words and music by

john greene

 

how long have i been sitting here,

watching it rain on this town

wondering what would have happened

if a different deal had gone down

sometimes dreams are all that's left,

glimpses of what used to be

and i know that i did the right thing,

building a wall around me

 

but as the days drift and die,

i still wonder why,

i only get by

 

 

enough about me, lets talk about you,

you've made your own bed now climb in,

the day is coming when things will turn round,

the truth will come out, kin is kin,

i hope that i will be generous,

when the boot's on the other foot,

but it may not be in my power

if the damage you've done's killed the root

 

will you wonder why,

as the days drift and die,

you only get by

 

 

you think i am a loser,

a joke nobody has told

but no-one's laughing at me baby,

they're all crying for you,

sometimes dreams are all that's left,

glimpses of what used to be

will you think that you did the right thing,

when you finally see

 

that you only get by,

as the days drift and die,

you only get by

you only get by