I can only ride with you awhile
No spring, no shade; stretching so many miles
These shapes- formless, the names they may bring
Go long, go long- the song that I sing

I walked where I walked. I stood where I’ll stand
Kept no one apprised of any such plans
And served these two masters- direction and will
Go one to a cellar, go one to a still

There being lack of prey to entice
Goodnight, goodnight, we wouldn’t think twice

Sleep come swiftly and show me details
‘cause I don’t want to go blindly off on the rails
She lowered her dark eyes as to question the ground,
which shook not, and it spoke not a sound

Better to taste, than not to taste
but woe is well when wanting is waste
woe when wanting is waste

Don’t ask what I’m thinking- I’ll tell you I know
someone whose thoughts and time is his own
Those things I said when I backed up at the brink
were not for spite, despite what you think

Don’t hold the line if it don’t feel right
tonight, tonight- the absence of light

My home’s a small one and I haven’t the room
for ones who say “Nay” and for ones who cry doom
blessed is he who has his selves aligned
with hand that does as the heart had in mind

Hearers will hear, seers will see
and all around the rest of us be

Lyrics submitted by Joshjoss

Pale Rider Blues song meanings
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