Let Me Be

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Jim Lauderdale

I am standing on the corner on a sad and rainy day
Waiting for a local streetcar to convey myself away
I have always disappointed those who thought too much of me
It is not my job to please them, they'd do best to let me be

I've been up all night, three nights in a row
Trying to make up my mind which way should I go
The more I ponder, the less I seem to know
Does anyone know better, I don't really think so

Just a bunch of actors acting on a bare and simple stage
Portraying all the passions, both of sympathy and rage
I'll tell you this for nothing, that's not how I want to be
Rather hit the sidewalk running, do your own time, let mine be

I've been up all night, the hours come and go
From midnight to first light, feeling high then low
The more I ponder, the less I seem to know
Does anyone know better, I don't really think so

Staring a hole right through the window
Down the block and 'cross the street
Left forever a short while ago
Between triumph and defeat

Beyond hopefulness and keen despair
Between victory and defeat
All I want's a breath of good fresh air
And two ways on a one way street

Just let me be, just let me be
Been up all night, as you can see
Just let me be, just let me be
Don't you lean all over me
I'll do the same for you, just let me be
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     2013 Blue Moon Junction Jim Laudersale

 


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