The Patient Ferris Wheel Lyrics

The Gaslight Anthem


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Brian Fallon
album: No. 7 track in album The ’59 Sound
release date: 2008-8-18
popularity : 3 users have visited this page.
length: 3:35
mix: Ted Hutt
assistant mix: Ryan Mall
producer: Ted Hutt
assistant producer: Ryan Mall

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Not tonight, not tonight
Honey I, am on fire
I can't feel a single thing but the weight of the wires

Crackin' electric light
Remember baby, we were a stone
And we would sleep where we're fallin'

We would fight about it (fight about it)
We'd fight about it (fight about it)
Then we laughed about it (laughed about it)
And we'd ride on, ride on
Ferris wheel lights on

I'd never felt so strange
Standin' in the Jersey rain
Thinkin' about what an old man said
Maybe I should call me an ambulance

I never felt so strange
Standin' in the poundin' rain
Thinkin' about what my mother once said
Maybe I should call me an ambulance

Not tonight, not tonight
Honey I, am on fire
If we don't come through, they're gonna bury us alive

In this great abyss
Of just what might have been
Where we can take a seat at the bar with the other broken heroes

Where they talk about it (talk about it)
Just talk about it (talk about it)
And do nothin' 'bout it (nothin' 'bout it)
Right on, right on
Ferris wheel lights on

I'd never felt so strange
Standin' in the Jersey rain
Thinkin' about what an old man said
Maybe I should call me an ambulance

I'd never felt so strange
Standin' in the poundin' rain
Thinkin' about what my mother once said
Maybe I should call me an ambulance

I'd never felt so strange
Standin' in the Jersey rain
Thinkin' about what Wagin' Matty said
Maybe I should call me an ambulance

Maybe I should call me an ambulance

I'd never felt so strange
Standin' in the Jersey rain
Thinkin' about what an old man said
Maybe I should call me an ambulance

I'd never felt so strange
Standin' in the poundin' rain
Thinkin' about what my mama always said
Maybe I should call me an ambulance

Carnival lights
Fourth of July
Boardwalk talks
In the dead of night

Always made you smile
Always made you smile
Always made you smile

Track Listing

  • 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