by this time, you'll be sitting on top of the world
in your overcoat, all studded with pearls
you might be drinking good wine
some real good wine out of crystal cups

you know i'm still here in the shadows
tearing my heart out over love, i ain't unhappy
i'm the same just a little more soft
you know i'd ask you for a piece of your time
but i wouldn't know how much it'd cost

it's the last time you'll ever see my face again
as long as you breathe

so going out, add another voice to life's great song
we all knew you had it in you all along
but i'd climb the tallest mountain for you
so while you're leaving, you take what's yours
and i'll take what's mine and we'll both call it even

but boy, don't let those gravediggers in sight
and don't ever pour too much of your heart out
if you ain't got no place to hide

it's the last time you'll ever see my face again
as long as you breathe

you destroy my mind, i think about it all the time
you've given me a piece of your soul
just like i've given a piece of mine
but boy, get your wagon to a star

'cause there's a thousand people who would kill
to be right where you are
these nights i just stay up and watch the stars climb the hills
and know i wish that i could say, i could be as bright as them
but i know that we never will

it's the last time you'll ever see my face again
as long as you breathe

you destroy my mind