from Vagabond Ways
- Great Expectations
(Marianne Faithfull, Daniel Lanois) Great expectations I have to find I want to tell you what it was like My recollection is not too clear So much hope and so much fear. Long conversations into the night Not like that, oh no, not so black and white The great temptation's to try and please you Play with you thought and mind and tease you If I could tell my story in a song I'd have to make it fast, yes it's very long Many shades of grey between the right and wrong. Day for night, night for day All the stories on this way, Feel the fire burn away. So turn the lights down low, come over here Stay with me, don't go, you'll see my characters appear The storyteller's magic doesn't lie He'll make you laugh to make you cry Real for me is real for you What I say is almost true. Day for night, night for day All the stories on its way, Feel the fire burn and play. The story's ended now you're on your own Let's say a little prayer, go home.