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Fatal Wound - Lyrics by Uncle Tupelo

don't the lights look emptywhen the streets are barealmost as emptyas the look you give mewhen I'm the only oneand it's a long oneso it brings you downso say you have nowhere else to goand nothing to doso you hang aroundyou hang aroundbut you wait around untilyou've received that fatal woundcolumns of sunlightand glorious citiesoceans of opportunityand all your decisions seem ancientbut you wait around untilyou've received that fatal wound