Before She Wakes

Wake up in the morning

And open up my eyes

Dark are my surroundings

That I don’t recognise

My host she is still sleeping

I don’t even know her name

But now I must be leaving

Before she tries to stake a claim

.

‘Cause I’m a rover, I’m a wand’rer

I will pillage, I will plunder

But no matter how close she comes

To giving me gratification

She’ll never be my final destination

.

Like a convict on the run

I make good my escape

Gone before the sun is up

Away before she wakes

Out here on the road again

No heading in my mind

Freedom flowing in my veins

I can never be confined

.

‘Cause I’m a rover, I’m a wand’rer

I will pillage, I will plunder

But no matter how close she comes

To giving me gratification

She’ll never be my final destination

.

I am forever fallin’

In love but only for a night

With women so enthrallin’

But it never feels right

To stay beyond the mornin’

To be there once it’s light

No, you’ll never find me stallin’

Until I’m outta sight

.

‘Cause I’m a rover, I’m a wand’rer

I will pillage, I will plunder

But no matter how close she comes

To giving me gratification

She’ll never be my final destination

.

Once again the night draws in

I need a place to rest

Find a bar, a tavern or inn

The seediest are best

And I will find myself a woman

And I will let her take me home

Give her all her husband couldn’t

And be gone before the morning comes

.

Like a convict on the run

I make good my escape

Gone before the sun is up

Away before she wakes

Out here on the road again

No heading in my mind

Freedom flowing in my veins

I can never be confined

.

‘Cause I’m a rover, I’m a wand’rer

I will pillage, I will plunder

But no matter how close she comes

To giving me gratification

She’ll never be my final destination

 

6 thoughts on “Before She Wakes

  1. Loved this, Matt!!! Powerful lines-“Give her all her husband couldn’t, And be gone before the morning comes”. Looks like this guy is seeing it as charity to get away with it.. Ha Ha. These lyrics would make a great song…

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