He promised music and champagne

She fell fast and wicked, like yesterday

Small time fame came without a fortune

Grinding out what passes for life some say

 

And he played like a devil as he reaches for the sky

Life looked him over and sadly passed him by

 

Most nights he sits all alone,

He wanted so much to call her heart his home

If only he knew to get out of his own way

Instead his twisted path lead them both astray

 

And he played like a devil as he reaches for the sky

Life looked him over and sadly passed him by

 

He promised music (promised music)

and champagne (and champagne)

She fell fast and wicked, like yesterday (like yesterday)

Small time fame (Small time fame)

comes without a fortune (comes without a fortune)

Grinding out what passes for life some days (some days)

And he played like a devil as he reaches for the sky (for the sky)

Life looked him over and sadly passed him by

 

Guitar solo

He promised music and champagne

She fell fast and wicked, like yesterday

Small time fame came without a fortune

Grinding out what passes for life some days

And he played like a devil as he reaches for the sky

Life looked him over and sadly passed him by

 

He still prays for a better tomorrow

And she dreams of a life with far less sorrow

He’s running from his demons, they‘re catching up

You better run faster friend, your time is up

Better run faster friend, your time is up