This song is no sigh of elating
Nor the mourn of the hammer and the nail
Just the sound of a sun that is fading
And a man, canít afford to fail

And ainít is sweet, being complete
Taking things to help you sleep
And ainít it fine, to be out of time
Ever since you crossed that line

Thatís what makes a life like mine
Thatís what can kill you in your prime
Thatís how you fall in love with time

Now I saw you walk the streets of Laredo
Talking with all those sailors
Are they the lovers that I fear so?
Or are they just your failures?
Bad or good, itís misunderstood
Your motherís mouth and virgin blood
You were too true for that hanginí crew
Easter 1972

Thatís what makes a life like mine
Thatís what can kill you in your prime
Thatís how you fall in love with time

Now I see youíve let your vision slide
In that room with no sleep in your head
As you walk straight to fight with a pinstripe
Meet and man whoíd love to break your bread
Loverís need pollutes its seed
Acid, smoke and speed
How does it feel, to be so real?
I guess, you can confess when they ask you to kneel

Thatís what made a life like mine
Thatís what killed me in my prime
Thatís how I fell in love with time...