This is the Shadow Cabinet Homepage unofficial transcript of the song lyrics. This song is on Steve Kilbey's 1985 release, This Asphalt Eden. (Please visit the Shadow Cabinet Homepage to get lyrics from all Steve's albums, Church albums, Jack Frost, etc... )

 

Never Come Back

Well I came to this land where the snow and the sand
Cover my footprints with ice
The cool gray sea calls me "come and be free"
And I almost take that advice
And in the night I cling to the names
Of the women I wanted and the men that I blamed
And their scorn that scorches my tracks
One thing I know you can never come back
Oh darling please meet me in the dark empty streets
Won't you bring me the things that I need
No-one is waiting where she used to stand
Just the jagged thorns of the weed
And in the day they drink their hot wine
And I long for the things that can never be mine
So your pretty clothes do not unpack
As plain as the day you can never come back

1985 Steve Kilbey

 


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