ONE HEADLIGHT

Original The Wallflowers version


So long ago, I don't remember when, that's when they say I lost my only friend
They said she died easy of a broken heart disease as I listened through the cemetery trees

I seen the sun coming up at the funeral at dawn with the long broken arm of human law
Now it always seemed such a waste, she always had a pretty face, I wondered why she hung around this place

Hey, come on try a little, nothing is forever
There's got to be something better than in the middle
But me and Cinderella we put it all together
We can drive it home with one headlight

She said it's cold, it feels like Independence Day, and I can't break away from this parade
But there's got to be an opening somewhere here in front of me through this maze of ugliness and greed
And I seen the sign up ahead at the county line bridge saying all is good and nothingness is dead
We'll run until she's out of breath, she ran until there's nothing left, she hit the end, it's just her window ledge

Hey, come on try a little, nothing is forever
There's got to be something better than in the middle
But me and Cinderella we put it all together
We can drive it home with one headlight

Well this place is old it feels just like a beat up truck, I turn the engine but the engine doesn't turn
Well it smells of cheap wine and cigarettes, this place is always such a mess, sometimes I think I'd like to watch it burn
I'm so alone and I feel just like somebody else, man, I ain't changed but I know I ain't the same
But somewhere here in between the city walls of dying dreams I think your death it must be killing me

Hey, hey, hey, come on try a little, nothing is forever
There's got to be something better than in the middle
But me and Cinderella we put it all together
We can drive it home with one headlight


Info

ONE HEADLIGHT is a song written by Jakob Dylan and originally released on The Wallflowers' 1996 album Bringing Down The Horse.

The Wallflowers -- Bringing Down The Horse (album cover art)
The Wallflowers -- Bringing Down The Horse

CD - Interscope Records (INTD-90055) - USA, 1996
Cassette - Interscope Records (INTC-90055) - USA, 1996

The above lyrics are for the original The Wallflowers version of ONE HEADLIGHT as released in 1996.

Live History

ONE HEADLIGHT was performed off-tour on 04 Sep 1997 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, NY, during the MTV Video Music Awards ceremony. The song was performed with The Wallflowers.

  1. 04 Sep 1997 at Radio City Music Hall, New York City, NY

Available Versions

List of available versions of ONE HEADLIGHT on this website:

ONE HEADLIGHT [Original The Wallflowers version]

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