Leave the waves of Galveston, but only if you can
Because you've been hid behind the seawall
Gently folded in the sand

Papa left you for heaven after your mama lost her song
And though your baby left you for Houston
No one stays there very long

There's a graveyard by the pizza parlor, a gate that only closes
Snowbirds fly away like secrets
No one really wants to know

The climbing moon's always shining on the kind of shells you keep
The broken horse tied to the water tower
Is running in his sleep

It's too bad
That you ain't got a soft place to fall
It's too bad
Texas leans to the least
Of us all

And says
"If you can
Make the music
You can
Have the dance
If you can
Shoot the pistol
You can
Wear the pants"

So leave the waves of Galveston, but only if you can
Because it's the only place the Lone Star
Kind of offered you a hand

And your baby left you nothing, and that dog was left for dead
You never knew you were a burden
Until it hit you on the head

It's too bad
That you ain't got a soft place to fall
It's too bad
Texas leans on the least
In us all

And says
"If you can
Make the music
You can
Have the dance
If you can
Shoot the pistol
You can
Wear the pants"


Lyrics submitted by jared_4391

Waves of Galveston song meanings
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