Ain't Talkin'

As I walked out tonight in the mystic garden

The wounded flowers were dangling from the vine

I was passing by yon cool crystal fountain

Someone hit me from behind

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Ain't talkin', just walkin'

Through this weary world of woe

Heart burnin', still yearnin'

No one on earth would ever know

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They say prayer has the power to heal

So pray for me, mother

In the human heart an evil spirit can dwell

I am a-tryin' to love my neighbor and do good unto others

But oh, mother, things ain't going well

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Ain't talkin', just walkin'

I'll burn that bridge before you can cross

Heart burnin', still yearnin'

There'll be no mercy for you once you've lost

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Now I'm all worn down by weeping

My eyes are filled with tears, my lips are dry

If I catch my opponents ever sleeping

I'll just slaughter 'em where they lie

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Ain't talkin', just walkin'

Through the world mysterious and vague

Heart burnin', still yearnin'

Walkin' through the cities of the plague.

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Well, the whole world is filled with speculation

The whole wide world which people say is round

They will tear your mind away from contemplation

They will jump on your misfortune when you're down

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Ain't talkin', just walkin'

Eatin' hog eyed grease in a hog eyed town.

Heart burnin', still yearnin'

Some day you'll be glad to have me around.

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They will crush you with wealth and power

Every waking moment you could crack

I'll make the most of one last extra hour

I'll revenge my father's death then I'll step back

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Ain't talkin', just walkin'

Hand me down my walkin' cane.

Heart burnin', still yearnin'

Got to get you out of my miserable brain.

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All my loyal and my much-loved companions

They approve of me and share my code

I practice a faith that's been long abandoned

Ain't no altars on this long and lonesome road

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Ain't talkin', just walkin'

My mule is sick, my horse is blind.

Heart burnin', still yearnin'

Thinkin' 'bout that gal I left behind.

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Well, it's bright in the heavens and the wheels are flyin'

Fame and honor never seem to fade

The fire gone out but the light is never dyin'

Who says I can't get heavenly aid?

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Ain't talkin', just walkin'

Carryin' a dead man's shield

Heart burnin', still yearnin'

Walkin' with a toothache in my heel

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The sufferin' is unending

Every nook and cranny has its tears

I'm not playing, I'm not pretending

I'm not nursin' any superfluous fears

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Ain't talkin', just walkin'

Walkin' ever since the other night.

Heart burnin', still yearnin'

Walkin' 'til I'm clean out of sight.

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As I walked out in the mystic garden

On a hot summer day, a hot summer lawn

Excuse me, ma'am, I beg your pardon

There's no one here, the gardener is gone

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Ain't talkin', just walkin'

Up the road, around the bend.

Heart burnin', still yearnin'

In the last outback at the world's end.

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Copyright 2006 Special Rider Music

First release: Modern Times, 2006

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