From the recording Bare Bones

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Dagger 'n the Rose (Bimbo)

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9) Dagger ‘n the Rose (Bimbo) - m.litton

Chorus: Once you’ve gone so far you can’t return
Oh Bimbo, Bimbo, where ya gonna go
Now that all your bridges have been burned

I’m on the street outside these walls, been spendin’ time
I won it gamblin’ off a very old man
I bluffed him once, you might say I bluffed him 9 times
Just before he died he raised his head and he cried
“Stand by the window with your gun…”
But that was all, a cat had caught his tongue
And beside the dagger I laid the rose

The grass is green where I will go, but it ain’t summer
The ice has locked me behind a scared door
Beneath the bridge and across the tracks
I’m gonna soon be a’runnin’
Lookin’ for that one fence that might hold me
I’ve come ‘n gone so many times
Lord, they don’t believe me
I’m colored by so many shades of gray these days
And beside the dagger I see the rose
(chorus)

Its wine ‘n beer, the sun ‘n moon, that I been drinkin’
All these blue nights that I’ve been thinkin’
And what I’ve learned remains unnamed
It just can’t be spoken
Cuz the pain I’ve known ain’t come clear through
Ah no no, it’s stayed buried deep somewhere within
Like an arrow in an old tree
Is it a wound or just another limb, I don’t know
Beside the dagger I see the rose

I’m on the street outside these walls, been spendin’ time
I won it gamblin’ off a very old man
I bluffed him once, you might say I bluffed him 9 times
And beside the dagger I laid the rose