By the Light of a Burning Bridge Lyrics

George Strait


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Larry Michael White, James Walton Aldridge Jr.
album: Track 11 in album Somewhere Down in Texas
release date: 2005-6-28
popularity : 3 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country
length: 3:18

Cover Art

George Strait Somewhere Down in Texas cover art
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Oh, I've been stumblin' through the darkness
Tryin' to feel the ground beneath my feet
Afraid of movin' much in any direction
Stuck where the past and the future meet

But I fin'lly got my first good look
A little fire was all it too
An' as the flames grew brighter
I saw everything that I'd missed
Once you get your courage up
You light a match an' your eyes adjust
It's amazing what a man can see
By the light of a burnin' bridge

An' there were things I saw that I'm not proud of
Things that I'd do diff'rent now from then
But when I really make myself get honest
It's over and I can't go back again

'Cause I fin'lly got my first good look
A little fire was all it took
An' as the flames grew brighter
I saw everything that I'd missed
Once you get your courage up
You light a match an' your eyes adjust
It's amazing what a man can see
By the light of a burnin' bridge

It sure is hard to let go and to leave the past behind
But there ain't no other way that you can find some peace of mind

When I fin'lly got my first good look
A little fire was all it took
An' as the flames grew brighter
I saw everything that I'd missed
Once you get your courage up
You light a match an' your eyes adjust
It's amazing what a man can see
By the light of a burnin' bridge
It's amazing what a man can see
By the light of a burnin' bridge


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 If the Whole World Was a Honky Tonk
  • 2 Somewhere Down in Texas
  • 3 The Seashores of Old Mexico
  • 4 You'll Be There
  • 5 High Tone Woman
  • 6 Good News, Bad News
  • 7 Oh, What a Perfect Day
  • 8 Texas
  • 9 Ready for the End of the World
  • 10 She Let Herself Go
  • 11 By the Light of a Burning Bridge