straight outta time


Hot summer night, I was counting all the starlight on your skin

Airtight, as I watched you breathing out, I'm breathing in

By the lake, so humid that the moon was getting wet

For our sake the crickets started playing their castonets

Like a gypsy, you stole me from a child into a man

It never hit me: I've been running ever since I took a stand

FAnd this love like Spanish moss hangin from the trees

Just swaying in the breeze like a sweet memory


Running straight outta time, straight outta time (x2)Since you were mine


That autumn chI'll sent a shiver, girl, it shook us to the bone

And we stI'll had February frozen on the phone

Spring thaw, would it find us with our lips frozen blue?

Love calls, but do we really live the time we're running through?

Or like a dream, do we let it die and drift away to sleep

Until it screams like an echo in the history books you keep

'Cause that stream running from the corners of my mind

Looking back I find like a river it unwinds

Running straight outta time, straight outta time (x2)


Running straight outta time just like an old man's fiddle

Looking for the dance; gonna meet me in the middle

I'm never gonna figure out the way that I feel -

Running straight outta time,

but my love's stI'll real


Now I see you- you're looking pretty in your summer dress

I can almost feel you as you clutch your little locket to your breast

Looking down at the picture, girl, you know you're looking fine

Is it me? Was I ever in your heart or on your mind?

Cause I'm running outta time

I'm running straight outta time

Were you ever mine?