EMMYLOU HARRIS


Tragedy Lyrics

Some say it's destiny
Whether triumph or tragedy
But I believe we cast our nets out on the sea
And nothing we gather comes for free

I would have paid down through the years
A price beyond rubies beyond tears
To keep you safe with me

But your suspicion and your fear
Your vow to let nobody near
Was your Trinity, such a tragedy

I drew the best hand you'd ever hold
Then cashed my winnings in long ago
Settled for silver how could I know
You were waiting with the gold

I could have caused your heart to yield
But I was only a disturbance in the field
Of your dreams

And I will never see you cry
You won't be with me when I die
A waste of you and me, a tragedy

We took the wrong train to kingdom come
No more damage can be done, baby
It's just what the world don't need
It's another stinkin' tragedy

That's how the story goes
Our chapter's coming to a close
We are history

But I will always think of you
Everyday until my days are through
You made me believe in tragedy

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Songwriter(s): Emmylou Harris
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