Steve Earle

I was almost out of here

Nearly left this time

I saw you in my rearview mirror

And I pulled up on a dime

But nothin' ventured, nothin' lost

You can't say we didn't try

That is unless you weigh the cost

Of every tear we cried


Why do we do this to each other

I guess we were always poison lovers

If you could look me in the eye

And tell me what you see

Maybe you can tell me why

I let you torture me

I know that your lips are soft

And they sing the sweetest songs

But I've been listenin' long enough

My heart has turned to stone


Another time, another place

Another wind to blame

Cover every track and trace

I'll find you just the same

And even if we made our peace

And went our separate ways

You'd go west and I'd go east

And we'd meet here in this place

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Steve Earle (born Stephen Fain Earle on January 17, 1955 in San Antonio, Texas) is a singer-songwriter best known for his country music and rock 'n roll tinged "alt-country." He is also a published writer, a keen political activist (particularly in protesting against the death penalty in the U.S., as in his song "Ellis Unit One" from the movie Dead Man Walking), and has written and directed a play. Earle also had small roles on the HBO television shows "The Wire" and "Treme". ... Read More