One Too Many Stories

Lyrics: John Dawson
Music: John Dawson

The wee small hours of the morning
Get bigger pretty fast
And the glow I felt at midnight
I felt that it would last
But the sun in slowly rising now
Into my bloodshot eyes
But I'm never again, never again
Going to believe your lies

Chorus
And that's one too many stories you've told
One too many turns out on the road
My love for you couldn't hold the load
'Cause that one too many stories you've told

I wished I had been listening (note 1)
To the first one that you told
'Cause then I would have noticed
Just how they all were wrong
You kept on building slowly
Until this one last time
Now I'm never again, never again
Going to believe your lies

[chorus]

Now a friendly bottle of whiskey
Ain't as good as your embrace
But the bottle never told me
Any stories to my face
So you find me here just drinking
But for now it's gotta suffice
'Cause I'm never again, never again
Going to believe your lies

[chorus]
I said that's one too many stories you've told
Note
(1) this verse isn't in the version on "Panama Red"

New Riders Recordings
     Date Album
     studio 1973 The Adventures Of Panama Red
     17 Mar 1973 S.U.N.Y Stonybrook, NY
      4 Apr 1973 Worcester, MA
     31 Dec 1977 Winterland, San Francisco
     29/30 Jul 2006 Live At Turkey Trot