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By The Time It Gets Dark Katie
Credits: Jimmy McCarthy
Appears On: By The Time It Gets Dark
Language: English


Tumbling curls of green by stain glass streaming light
And a yellow-colored lampshade used to keep us up all night
And the smile upon your face, the tears upon your cheek
And the night sky on the window, your heart calling out to me

Come running home again, Katie
Come running home again
Cross my heart and hope to die
Shall I cause another tear from your eye?

The mirror that won't talk and your nightgown on the door
And the old pedal Singer just don't sing no more
You can roll the reels for hours from the movie of this book
It's a question mark on this heart of mine sends an elder back to look



Now I'm looking through a tunnel back into the room
With the genius of a druid when the sunlight floods the tomb
And I'm never going back there and I couldn't anyway
'Cause though I made the great escape, I never got away

(Chorus 2x)