LEIF VOLLEBEKK

NEVER BE BACK

She’s my woman and she loved me so fine
She’ll never be back, never be back

I was afraid that I was running down the line
You were afraid
That I would never find the time
Just two kinds of people the mad and the blue
Drifting between ’em
Or heading straight through
See so many faces just looking at yours
One called me a scoundrel
One called me a boy
One said I was crazy to love like I did
That ain’t to mention the one that you hid
That ain’t to mention the one that you hid

Face like a myth and it’s soft like the sea
Can’t see your eyes when you’re looking at me
Blade to the blade just to sharpen the truth
I know your eyes so much better than you
Mirrors ain’t nothing
They’re backwards for you
In photos they’re flattened
You know that it’s true
I know exactly the shade of blue
I know exactly the shade of blue

She’s my woman and she loved me so fine
She’ll never be back, never be back

Between your two lips I can feel it inside
Collapsed in the stairway just heading outside
No one’s ambition is blind to the sun
Can keep up for now but can’t keep it for long
‘Round about midnight the first that I knew
Staring at me with those oh so blue
Hot sweat in August no condoms that time
Said don’t come inside me
It shattered my mind
Smiled and kissed me and drifted asleep
Streetlight was pouring all over the sheets
Walking to work nothing under your dress
I still live in that summer babe I must confess
Now independent yes truly you are
Used to be free now convinced by the stars
Not so much science but pseudo it seems
Leaves so much room
For my memories and dreams
Not making a case for you or for trying
But there’s energy swiftly defying the silence

It was never easy
It was never like that
Always leaving in the morning
But you were always coming back

She’s my woman and she loved me so fine
She’ll never be back, never be back