Big Time

Big Time

Ruby's Arms

I will leave behind
All of my clothes
I wore when
I was with you
All I need's my railroad boots
And my leather jacket

As I say goodbye
To Ruby's arms
Although my heart
Is breaking
I will steal away
Out through your blinds
For soon you will be waking
The morning light
Has washed your face
And everything
Is turning blue now
Hold on to your pillow case
There's nothing that I can do now

As I say goodbye
To Ruby's arms
You'll find another soldier
And I swear to God
By Christmas time
there'll be someone else
To hold you

The only thing
I'm taking is
the scarf off of
Your clothesline
I'll hurry past
Your chest of drawers
And your broken wind chimes

As I say goodbye
I'll say goodbye
Say goodbye
To Ruby's arms

I steal away
Down the darkened hall
Out into the morning
The hobos at the freight yards
Have kept their fires burning

So Jesus Christ
This goddamn rain
Will someone put me on a train
I'll never kiss your lips again
Or break your heart

As I say goodbye
I say goodbye
I say goodbye to Ruby's arms