#03125
A Better Place To Be (Bruce Moss) video
#1808: YouTube video by outportoutlaw
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A lady walked up to me
and she asked me for a light,
And her voice which seemed so gentle
broke the stillness of the night:
You look like you could use some company,
And any place but lonely
is a better place to be.

I'm a lady of the night,
would you like my company?
It's getting kind of late and I'm lonely;
I've known a lot of men,
but tonight I need a friend,
To hold me.... Hold me.

I took her to a cheap hotel
where no one knew my name,
And in the darkness of the room
she started to explain;
How she was once a mother and a wife,
With four kids and a husband
and a better way of life.

She said it's been six years now
since my husband passed away,
My kids have children of their own,
they're living far away;
If only they would take the time to write,
I'd give my soul to anyone
to know they were alright.

I'm a lady of the night,
would you like my company?
It's getting kind of late and I'm lonely;
I've known a lot of men,
but tonight I need a friend,
To hold me.... Hold me.

And as she spoke I listened
to each word she had to say,
And I felt so damned ashamed
but I couldn't turn away;
She smiled and said
I know you from somewhere,
But it doesn't really matter,
I'm just happy that you're here.

When morning came so slowly
she left without a sound,
Outside the street was empty
and the rain was coming down;
The smell of cheap perfume on the bed,
The empty bottle on the floor,
the voice inside my head.

I'm a lady of the night,
would you like my company?
It's getting kind of late and I'm lonely;
I've known a lot of men,
but tonight I need a friend,
To hold me.... Hold me.

'Cause any place but lonely
is a better place to be.

####.... Bruce Moss of Portugal Cove, NL. Performance rights administered by SOCAN. All rights reserved ....####
Recorded by Bruce Moss (The Islander, trk#9, 1982, Quay Records [1976-1983] Stephenville, NL, produced by Moss/Bishop/Caines, recorded at Clode Sound Studios, Stephenville, NL).

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