Don't Wanna Go Home (Great Big Sea)

I don't wanna go home,
Don't bring the lights up,
Don't ring the bell once the whistle has blown,
God only knows when we'll meet here again.

Tell the band not to stop,
Tell the curtain, don't drop,
Keep the barstool king high on his throne,
I don't wanna go home.

I don't wanna go home,
I don't wanna leave till it's all said and done,
I suppose I should have known,
I'd want to stay until we'd seen the sun.

Just a moment to make,
This perfect mistake,
Before we spend hours alone,
I don't want to go home.

It's a matter of fact,
You can never go back;
It's a lesson that some never learn,
But I can't forget it;
I won't be caught treading,
On the bridges that I myself burned.

I don't wanna go home,
Been gone forever,
I don't wanna face all the punches I've thrown,
And the wounded who fueled my escape.

Somewhere in the dark,
There's a well-broken heart,
Just waiting to cast the first stone,
I don't want to go home.

####.... Alan Doyle, with thanks to Scott Grimes ....####
Recorded by Great Big Sea of St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador with guest musicians: Bonerama - Mark Mullins, trombone, arrangements; Craig Klein, trombone; Greg Hicks, trombone (Safe Upon The Shore, trk#14, 2010, Warner Music Canada, Scarborough, Ontario).

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