Kris Kristofferson

Stairway to the Bottom

Well, you’ve started again
With the wife of a friend
O another night you hope you won’t recall
And the wine that you’re drinking
Doesn’t keep you from thinking
Of the bitter taste that lingers in your soul
And as you listen to your lies
Once again you realize
That she doesn’t mean a thing to you at all
And I watch you climb that stairway to the bottom
Every evening in that mirror on the wall
You take pride in deceiving
One who tried hard believing in you
Even after all the lies you told
And the lies that you’ve spoken
And each vow that you’ve broken
Was a new nail in the coffin of your soul
And if you think someone’s crying
For the love that is dying
With the trust that you betray each time you fall
Look around you on that stairway to the bottom
No one’s watching but that mirror on the wall

Words & Music by Kris Kristofferson c. Jody Ray Publishing, Inc. (BMI) All Rights Reserved


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