Window On The World

by John Hiatt

from the album License to Chill


Lyrics

A broken promise I kept too long
A greasy shade and a curtain drawn
A broken glass and a heart gone wrong
That’s my window on the world

A cup of coffee and a shaky hand
Waking up in a foreign land
Trying to act like I got something planned
That’s my window on the world

That’s my window on the world
Could you stand a little closer girl
Don’t let mamma cut those curls
That’s my window on the world

In broad day light that circus went
Pulled up stakes I don’t know where it went
Closed dark room with a busted vent
That’s my window on the world

I think about you when I’m counting sheep
I think about you then I can’t sleep
I think the ocean is just so deep
That’s my window on the world

That’s my window on the world
Could you stand a little closer girl
The Queen of Sheba meets the Duke of Earl
That’s my window on the world

Down on Indiana Avenue
Wes and Jimmy man they played the blues
I guess they were only passin’ through
That’s my window on the world

That’s my window on the world
Could you stand a little closer girl
Don’t let mamma cut those curls
That’s my window on the world

That’s my window on the world
Could you stand a little closer girl
The Queen of Sheba meets the Duke of Earl
That’s my window on the world