Soon it will be time
For you to go back into your life.
Before you go, you'll have to let me down,
Let me down like the sun--
The sun we chased,
The sunsets we watched.
But I pray, O Lord I pray
You let me down easy,
You let me down kind,
You let me down sweet,
And you give me time.
Please give me time.
Because the sun’s hot no matter how far
I was chasing,
Millions of miles still burned my skin
Like the thousands between us,
But you won’t burn, no you never will.
You’ll tan and bronze like iron and gold,
You’ll shine in those thousand mile lights--
The blinding neon lights.
They shine now brighter than the stars ever will.
Stay here with me, give me some time,
Oh, please give me time.
Before you let me down easy,
Lay me down sweetly.
Let your kisses clear my memory,
Your hands heal my heart
For one more night, just one more time.
The whiskey will numb my soul;
You’ll kiss away the pain.