Shawn Colvin

Wait for me by the banshee tree

Let me be your wailing companion

Pass 'em on by don't look 'em in the eye

Suicide Alley is callin'

You thought you were dreaming

You could wake up dead

And you'll never know what's real

All this damage is runnin' loose in your head

And it really matters to me

Oh no baby don't go

Walkin' down Suicide Alley

Downtown baby it's a million to one

You might as well name your poison

And stand in line by the exit sign

Suicide Alley is waiting

You're a loose cannonball on a sinking ship

From the belly of the beast, shot from the hip

But you don't have to be going down the dark hall

You're not tied to the chair, you're not nailed to the wall

Oh, no, baby don't go

Walkin' down Suicide Alley

Sitting naked by the window in the middle of the night

I can see you wearing your halo

If only in the daybreak of the dirty street light

I know baby wasn't born to follow

You know I wasn't born I was spat out at a wall

And nobody even knew my name

The sun hatched me out, cradle and all

On the corner of First and Insane

For the souls of the departed and the renegades of love

You and me we gotta be all we dreamed of

In the ruins of mischief through the ravages of time

You got a place in this world of mine

Oh, no, baby don't go

Walkin' down Suicide Alley


Shawn Colvin (born January 10, 1956 in Vermillion, South Dakota) is an American musician. Best known for her hit single "Sunny Came Home" from the album "A Few Small Repairs".

Colvin's formative years were spent in the town of Carbondale, Illinois, where she attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She learned to play guitar at the age of 10. Her first public concert was at age 15 at the University of Illinois campus. Colvin cites Joni Mitchell as a primary influence on her music ... Read More