Written in Rock Lyrics

Rick Springfield


publisher: ©OBO APRA/AMCOS
album: Track 8 in album Tao
release date: 1985
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length: 4:33

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On my way back from a wedding
I drove round some of the old streets
I got swept up by the memories
Of cold nights and warm sheets
I parked outside the house we'd lived in
I tried to think of all the pain
But all I remembered was the laughter
And the precious trust we can't reclaim

There are no second prizes
And there will be no consolation wreath
We may as well miss by a mile
As miss by the skin of our teeth
They all thought we were some sure thing
I had the bloody coat and wedding ring

But nothing's Written In Rock
I know I'm not the one
Was I just the great pretender
Written In Rock
There was no battle won
Only a mutual surrender
No guarantees, that's alright
If I was gonna stay,
I would have stayed all night
Bye bye love, you were so damn right
Nothing's Written In Rock
Nothing's Written In Rock

You finally learned the deep dark secret
That I knew you were waiting for
So I watched the death of innocence
Of the young dreamer at life's door
This world can tear your soul to pieces
If you give it half a chance
There are no rules to remember
There are no written steps to the dance

I don't believe in fate
I don't believe in blind luck of the draw
I don't believe in love
I mean I don't believe anymore
They all thought we were the real thing
I had the bloody coat and the wedding ring

But nothing's Written In Rock
I know I'm not the one
Was I just the great pretender
Written In Rock
There was no battle won
Only a mutual surrender
No guarantees, that's alright
If I was gonna stay,
I would have stayed all night
Bye bye love, you were so damn right
Nothing's Written In Rock
Nothing's Written In Rock

I remember you all dewy-eyed and breathless
Pointing the direction to the great promised land
I remember me all petrified and restless
Wondering what you were hiding in the other hand

Everybody keeps a lonely heart
And everybody gets that feeling
Everybody needs another heart
To give a little bit of healing to a battered soul

Oh, nothing's Written In Rock…

Nothing's Written In Rock
I know I'm not the one
Was I just the great pretender
Written In Rock
There was no battle won
Only a mutual surrender
No guarantees, that's alright
If I was gonna stay,
I would have stayed all night
Bye bye love, you were so damn right
Nothing's Written In Rock
Nothing's Written In Rock

Oh, nothing's Written In Rock…

Track Listing

  • 1 Dance This World Away
  • 2 Celebrate Youth
  • 3 State of the Heart
  • 4 Written in Rock
  • 5 The Power of Love (The Tao of Love)
  • 6 Walking on the Edge
  • 7 Walk Like a Man
  • 8 The Tao of Heaven
  • 9 Stranger in the House
  • 10 My Father's Chair