Waitin' On The Sky
Lyrics Steve Earle

Written by: Steve Earle

Produced by: T Bone Burnett

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I grew up in a military town
Waitin' on the sky to fall
Everybody I knew, hangin' around
Wondering what to do when the draft board calls
Looking back, it must have been a miracle now
I ever grew up at all
Singing about living in a military town
Waitin' on the sky to fall

Waitin' on the sky to fall, boys
Waitin' on the sky to fall
Chicken Little wouldn't make nothing but noise
Waitin' on the sky to fall.

Spent a lonely lifetime rollin' on down the line
Searching for the holy grail
Everyone's crossed my solitary mind
Leaving me such, consecrated quested fail
Come up upon an ocean and much to my chagrin
They told me that ship had sailed
Walking on the water, cause I never learned to swim
Searching for the holy grail

Searching for the holy grail, friends
Searching for the holy grail
I went across an ocean and now I'm back again
Searching for the holy grail.

Hangin' around a love I know a little bit now
And I'm sittin' on top of the world
Bangin' on a guitar while the sun goes down
Singing a song about a red headed girl
Most of time I would have said them days was gone
But, I'm given it another whirl
Didn't know that I was gonna live this long
Now, I'm sittin' on top of the world

Sittin' on top of the world, y'all
Sittin' on top of the world
Eyes wide open till the messenger calls
Sittin' on top of the world

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