The Present Lyrics

Hem


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Daniel R. Messe
album: Track 4 in album No Word From Tom
release date: 2006-2-7
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length: 4:47

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When I saw him by the river
He just smiled and closed his eyes
He said: "you know that you're gonna give her
One more present, one more lie,"

I didn't see him for a while then
Though I heard his name around
So I walked down a hundred miles when
On that iron bridge it was him I found

I said: "you know that I have wandered
By the dust here on my feet
For every present that I have squandered
On every false heart that I meet

But I can't take back what I gave them
No, I can't make right what I've made wrong
I can't pretend that I tried to save them
When they were drowning in my song

So I don't come here for a new scar
For to cover the things I've done
I just come here to see how you are
Maybe see how I've become,"

Well, he lay there on that iron bridge
Where the earth and the waters part
He said: "hello there, well, ain't you gonna give
One more present to your own false heart?"

Track Listing

  • 1 All the Pretty Horses
  • 2 Rainy Night in Georgia
  • 3 Radiation Vibe
  • 4 The Present
  • 5 Cincinnati Traveler
  • 6 Betting on Trains
  • 7 South Central Rain
  • 8 The Tennessee Waltz
  • 9 Sailor
  • 10 Eveningland
  • 11 Idle
  • 12 Crazy Arms
  • 13 Oh No
  • 14 All That I'm Good For
  • 15 The City and the Traveler
  • 16 Lazy Eye
  • 17 The Beautiful Sea
  • 18 The Golden Day Is Dying