"Don't Mind Me, I'm Only Dying Slow" as written by and Jackie Greene....
Out from my window, the people are passing on by
I hear them complain, but I know that they don't even try

And the lights down on main street don't shine like they used to
I'm thinking of nothing but spending a lifetime with you

You know that I love you, you know that I wait by the door
You know how I'm feeling, so I won't have to feel it no more

And nobody could love you
Like I can
Honey someday you'll wake up and maybe you'll understand

Well I've got a friend of a friend who drives a nice car
And I've got acquaintances down at the neighborhood bar

I got some women, stop by my home
But somehow I end up, waking each morning alone

The train that I ride's got nothing aside
From the phantom conductor with a dog at his side
And the ghost of a weeping, weddingless bride
Who should have been married but never arrived
And I see through the windows like I see through the lies
Like I see through every useless disguise
That everyone wears,
But everyone swears
That they don't

Oh and don't mind me baby,
I'm only dying slow

I'm trying so hard, just not to think about you
I try not to care about anything that you do

4 in the morning, I can't sleep
Well the pills ain't working and I can't get no relief

I feel like a hound dog moaning along with the rain
Anyday now the jukebox could drive me insane

There's an old man in the corner
Nobody knows
He says laugh while you can 'cause someday you'll be wearing my clothes

Well I guess I can't tell you what you don't already know
I ain't no prophet my landlord he told me so

My mind is a burning rain
Of Saturn Flame
I feel things inside that I
I just can't explain

Well I know that you know how to fake and to take
What you break, what you burn, what you never did learn
And you turn and you say that you made a mistake
As your head starts to spin and your heart starts to ache
But all that you make will be all that you get
When the curtain goes down, so don't you forget
That all your regret is a cheap silhouette and that's all

Oh and don't mind me baby
I'm only dying slow

I met a gambler who did nothing but lose all day
He had love in his arms but he let her slip away

And all he ever wanted was to give her a win
But all she ever really wanted was him


Lyrics submitted by Alfredo G., edited by benqish

"Don't Mind Me, I'm Only Dying Slow" as written by Jackie Greene

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    General CommentCame across Jackie Green at finetune.com/playlist/…. This is a stunning song and the lyrics are first class. All about the emptiness of life and the importance of love. Lovely ending lines, in fact lots of lovely lines. Surprised I am the first to comment on the great song. Real poetry.
    benqishon December 19, 2007   Link
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    My OpinionThis one of the greatest rock lyrics.

    Those four lines encapsulate a whole story just by themselves:

    "I met a gambler who did nothing but lose all day
    He had love in his arms but he let her slip away
    And all he ever wanted was to give her a win
    But all she ever really wanted was him"

    Masterful. Brilliant. So moving. The restrained music just flows. Pure greatness.
    benqishon February 06, 2013   Link

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