Jimmy died on his couch yesterday, a friend of his x-wife
Called me to say, he just gave it to god and slipped from the
Living' with bills piling up and a back that was givin' in.
It's been years since I've seen anyone, and now I'm just sittin'
Here in the dark, stallin' out in my car, wishin' I could bum a light
From the ghost of the gang tonight.
Cathy lost a nephew under the wheels of a train, in a
Mid-day sucide after a losing streak. He just stood on the
Tracks and gave it to glory, I never called her to say I'm
My friends, it's been years but I'm thinking about you
And all of your tears now I'm just sittin' here in the dark afraid to make a stupid call, wishin' I could bum a light from the ghost of the gang
Tonight I'm gonna take that ride for the years we missed
And the friends that died-side swiped baby on the road
Somehow, with a pack of dreams that just wern't allowed.
Maybe your walking those halls all quiet and sad, or
Sittin' in the dark all scared and mad, feel my hand reach
Across and don't forget where we come from baby, 'cause
There's truth in it.
Yeah we huddled against the cold in those days by the
Light of a fire in a pep rally haze. With a smokin' lounge pass and a
Reason for livin'. No Matter how hard it got, we
Wouldn't give into it.
My friends, it's been years, since I've seen anyone or cried these tears. Now I'm sittin' here in the dark, stallin' out in my car, wishin' I could bum a ride from the ghost of the gange tonight.
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