"Tonight I Will Retire" as written by and Damien Jurado....
Oh tonight I will retire
To the arms of my lover
The sweetest kiss she will give
As I lay down beside her

What will she think
When she awakes
Just to find I have left here

Oh tonight I will retire
To these hands with revolver
And I don't fear death
I will commit
Like an old friend I've known forever

So come on in, take me on
No I won't stay here no longer

And if I should taste fire
Save me not, I deserve to die

And oh tonight I will retire
To loving arms of my savior
And we will walk through his gates
To the skies of Heaven

And no more tears will I cry
Are my sins, are they forgiven

And if I should taste fire
Save me not, I deserve to die


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"Tonight I Will Retire" as written by Damien Jurado

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    General CommentOne of the sweetest songs I have ever listened to. The piano is very soothing and the lyrics leave you pondering love and life.
    rivason April 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentoh my gosh, I am so crying right now. :(
    tylenolon May 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentDamien Jurado is so amazing, this song is so so so awesome, so simple and plain and wow.. at the same time, amazing.
    behind0youreyeson May 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful. I love the piano.
    Broken And Bruisedon March 04, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song's pretty nice. I just downloaded it after reading a few comments in another thread, and trust me it doesn't disappoint. I'm going to get a few more albums of Damien Jurado now.
    Amphetamineon April 28, 2004   Link
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    General Commentgreat song. it's slow and pretty depressing, but the piano and everything are really good.
    againshesayson December 19, 2004   Link
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    General Commentjesus.............great stuff.......suicide song if ever i heard one but rather than complete hopelessness, damien manages to make it sound hopeful....as if suicide will bring relief and contentment......i'm not sure i agree but it's an interesting perspective on this topic....lovely melody too, so downbeat
    badgeon July 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAwsome song!! did you guys know that David from Pedro The Lion Did the piano and drums on that song? Makes it even better!
    CcPunk82on October 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHmm...Tylenol and Amphetamine...is this a site or a medicine cabinet? JK.
    This song is really pretty.
    she_speakson May 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentpossibly one of the most fantastically depressing songs i've heard in a while.
    ilisajasmineon February 01, 2008   Link

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