"Taillights Fade" as written by Tom Maginnis, Bill Janovitz and Chris Colbourn....
Sister can you hear me now
The ringing in your ears
I'm down on the ground
My luck's been dry for years

I'm lost in the dark
And I feel like a dinosaur
Broken face and broken hands
I'm a broken man

I've hit the wall
I'm about to fall
But I'm closing in on it
I feel so weak
On a losing streak
Watch my taillights fade to black

I read a thing about this girl
She was a hermit in her world
Her story was much like mine
She could be my valentine

And although we've never met
I won't forget her yet
She cut herself off from her past
Now she's alone at last

I feel so sick
Lost love's last licks
But I'm closing down on it
I feel so weak
On a losing streak
Watch my taillights fade to black

Lost my life in cheap wine
Now it's quiet time
Cappy Dick nor Jesus Christ
Could not help my fate

But I'm underneath a gun
I'm singing about my past
Had myself a wonderful thing
But I could not make it last

I've hit the wall
I'm about to fall
But I'm closing in on it
I feel so small
Underneath it all
Watch my taillights fade to black
Watch my taillights fade
Watch my taillights fade
Watch my taillights fade


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"Taillights Fade" as written by Chris Colbourn Bill Janovitz

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    General CommentFucking Ace song. I love the first line of this song, it sounds amazing. Lyrics are good and they whole song is good. Possibly BT's best song
    theresnoreston January 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAmazing song! takes me back to my youth!
    'I'm singing about my past, Had myself a wonderful thing, But I could not make it last'
    She was wonderful! Oh cruel fate!!!
    meathoofon June 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's a beautiful song, one of the most sincere tales of regret I've ever heard! I love that line too... "Had myself a wonderful thing/But I could not make it last".... don't we all....
    striderwhoon July 24, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"...Lost my life in cheap wine, now it's quiet time. Cappy Dick nor Jesus Christ, could not help my fate..."

    hahah! I love how he's vehemently spitting in the face of his World and the attitudes of the culture he was born into, but sings it like a gentle reflective regret. Rock on!
    xby45on July 19, 2015   Link

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