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Straight Outta Time
written by John Hiatt

Hot summer night, I was counting all the starlight on your skin
Airtight, as I watched you breathing out, Iím breathing in
By the lake, so humid that the moon was getting wet
For our sake the crickets started playing their castonets
Like a gypsy, you stole me from a child into a man
It never hit me: Iíve been running ever since I took a stand
Fand this love like spanish moss hangin from the trees
Just swaying in the breeze like a sweet memory

Running straight outta time, straight outta time (x2) since you were mine

That autumn chiíll sent a shiver, girl, it shook us to the bone
And we stiíll had february frozen on the phone
Spring thaw, would it find us with our lips frozen blue?
Love calls, but do we really live the time weíre running through?
Or like a dream, do we let it die and drift away to sleep
Until it screams like an echo in the history books you keep
ícause that stream running from the corners of my mind
Looking back I find like a river it unwinds
Running straight outta time, straight outta time (x2)

Running straight outta time just like an old manís fiddle
Looking for the dance; gonna meet me in the middle
Iím never gonna figure out the way that I feel -
Running straight outta time,
But my loveís stiíll real

Now I see you- youíre looking pretty in your summer dress
I can almost feel you as you clutch your little locket to your breast
Looking down at the picture, girl, you know youíre looking fine
Is it me? was I ever in your heart or on your mind?
Cause Iím running outta time
Iím running straight outta time
Were you ever mine?