Hand me my five and dime

Pass me my shirt hung on the line

I’ll polish up my boots and then take the first plane stateside I can find


It’s a handicap to try to see this far 

When this place seems so cramped and small

In these streets they whisper legends

And it seems that I’m riding for a fall

I’m leaving, I’m leaving


All of my sense is shot

The streets are like a premonition of a crime

I wrote without you and I took the first plane stateside I could find


If they could they would have stopped me

They’d say I’m gaping at a dream

I’m leaving, I’m leaving


So I polish up my brand new car

Then take my tunes from door to door

I try not to see their faces as I’m dealing out my aces

The horizon seems so far away


From a penthouse for a king and queen

I expected more of the stuff of dreams


If they can they like to get their man and cut him right down to his knees

And I’m leaving, once again I’m leaving

I’m leaving, once again I’m leaving

I’m reeling, and once again I’m leaving