Lonely Town

Dishes are just where I left them

Laundry’s waiting in the rain

Flapping like a wet bird’s wings

Never to make home again

Clouds are stacking up

On a dark horizon line

That storm’ll be here 

By supper time

Won’t you come in?

Won’t you sit down?

Won’t you keep me company

In lonely town?


Now I’ve done lonely

In every place I’ve known

People melt away

Just like the dirty snow

But you have a smile

That doesn’t scare me half to death

And tho’ your eyes are worried

I’ll take that chance

Won’t you come in?

Won’t you sit down?

Help me shake of the chill

Of lonely town


REFRAIN:  And I don’t need to know 

Where you’ve been

I just need to sit by you

And pretend


Kindness will cost you nothing

Hope will cost you less

I try not to fill my days

With memories and regrets

If these storms could wash away

All my sins and all my shame

I’d walk on water

I’d call out his name

Won’t you come in?

Won’t you sit down?

Won’t you keep me company 

In lonely town … 

© Devon Hanley 2017