"Balmy Night" as written by Daniel Raphael Rossen and Fred Hurley Nicolaus....
By yellow light,
this balmy night's too long.
My broken record
is always on.

My yellow light's too low.
My broken record.

My father told me
never to run.
But if he's comin' after me,
I'm all ready gone.
Out through the washroom,
through my backyard.


Lyrics submitted by kstemz, edited by decipherer, performer, Mellow_Harsher

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    General Commenti think it's "my father told me, never you run."
    seantson October 17, 2008   Link
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    General Commentamazing. just so, so good.
    sterile.starson October 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think he says "Out through the washroom." Pretty clear in the Daytrotter Sessions. This is my favorite song on the album, just amazing.
    Jellikit1939on February 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWhat do you think this means? I know this album was dedicated to his father after he died.
    ciaracon May 26, 2010   Link
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    General CommentDo you think it might mean that he thinks his father was a better man than himself. He views his father as brave and steadfast and himself as a coward. Its a tribute to his father.
    ciaracon May 26, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIt's "But if he's comin' after me," not "There are things coming after me."
    deciphereron June 29, 2014   Link

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