Shotgun Down the Avalanche Lyrics

Shawn Colvin


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: John Leventhal, Shawn Colvin
album: Track 3 in album Steady On
release date: 1989-10
popularity : 14 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Rock/Pop Rock
length: 5:02
composer: Shawn Colvin, John Leventhal
lyricist: Shawn Colvin, John Leventhal

Cover Art

Shawn Colvin Steady On cover art
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I'm riding shotgun down the avalanche, ooh
Tumbling and falling down the avalanche, ooh

So be quiet tonight
The stars shine bright
On this mountain of new fallen snow
But I will raise my voice into the void
You have left me nowhere to go

I love you so much and it's so bizarre
A mystery that goes on and on and on
This is the best thing and the very most hard
And we don't get along

After countless appeals
We keep spinning our wheels
On this mountain of new fallen snow
So I let go the catch and we are over the edge
You have left me nowhere to go

I'm riding shotgun down the avalanche

Sometimes you make me lose my will to live
And just become a beacon for your soul
But the past is stronger than my will to forgive
Forgive you or myself, well I don't know

I'm riding shotgun down the avalanche, ooh
Tumbling and falling down the avalanche, ooh

So be quiet tonight
Be sure to step lightly
On this mountain of new fallen snow
But I will raise up my voice into the void
You have left me nowhere to go

I'm riding shotgun down the avalanche


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Steady On
  • 2 Diamond in the Rough
  • 3 Shotgun Down the Avalanche
  • 4 Stranded
  • 5 Another Long One
  • 6 Cry Like an Angel
  • 7 Something to Believe In
  • 8 The Story
  • 9 Ricochet in Time
  • 10 The Dead of the Night