Film Noir Lyrics

The Gaslight Anthem


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Brian Fallon
album: Track 5 in album The ’59 Sound
release date: 2008-8-18
popularity : 4 users have visited this page.
length: 3:30
producer: Ted Hutt
mixer: Ted Hutt
assistant mixer: Ryan Mall
assistant producer: Ryan Mall
writer: Brian Fallon, Alex Rosamilia, Alex Levine, Benny Horowitz

Cover Art

The Gaslight Anthem The ’59 Sound cover art
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I'm all washed out by the side of the road
Broken bones Matilda left a note and a rose
Sayin', "Baby honey child, I've loved you so long
But you deserve much better than me."

So I'm just burnin' all around all the miles in the road
And I'm never goin' back and I'm never goin' home
I've been gone too long, I've been less right than wrong
I lost so much blood in the fallin' out

And I lit a fire that wouldn't go out
Until it consumed the walls and roof of this house
Until all I remember was burnin' away
And all I remember, you burned it away

See, for ten long years I've been hustlin' around
Tryin' to wash the sins and the sweat from my brow
Just tryin' to find a better life for me and my own
Just some rest for these tired workin' fingers

But nobody never gonna tell you the way
You gotta figure it out boys and suffer the rain
And the fools in the night and the heat of the day
When all you ever really wanted was for someone to understand

And I lit a fire that wouldn't go out
Until it consumed the walls and roof of this house
Until all I remember was burnin' away
And all I remember, you burned it away

Well, don't you take it so hard and baby, don't you cry
You cross your hard heart and you hope to die
Don't you tell me no more lies, you lied all the time
Don't you tell me no more lies, you lied every night

And you're sugar and spice and everything nice
You got Monroe hips, your poisoned lips and knives
And you're sugar and spice and everything nice
You got open wounds in a young boy's pride

And you're sugar and spice and everything nice
You got Monroe hips, your poisoned lips and knives
Sugar and spice, everything nice
Open wounds in a young boy's pride

And I lit a fire that wouldn't go out
Until it consumed the walls and roof of this house
Until all I remember was burnin' away
And all that you left me, you burned it away

Well, don't you take it so hard and baby, don't you cry
You cross your hard heart and you hope to die
Don't you tell me no more lies, you lied all the time
Don't you tell me no more lies, you lied every night

Time, time tickin' away
Time, time tickin' away
Time, time tickin' away
Time, time tickin' away


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Great Expectations
  • 2 The ’59 Sound
  • 3 Old White Lincoln
  • 4 High Lonesome
  • 5 Film Noir
  • 6 Miles Davis & the Cool
  • 7 The Patient Ferris Wheel
  • 8 Casanova, Baby!
  • 9 Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
  • 10 Meet Me by the River’s Edge
  • 11 Here’s Looking at You, Kid
  • 12 The Backseat