Kris Kristofferson

When Are You Ever Gonna Learn


That’s right, friend; wash your face, look in the mirror

Wipe the guilt from your eye

Take a drink to chase the bitter taste

Left over from your lies

You go right back to the bottom

Every time my back is turned

Buddy, when are you ever gonna learn?


Go on friend, bow you head

You can’t look me in the eye

Because just like me, you’d hate to see

A man break down and cry

But you’ll go on breaking bridges

‘Til there’s no more left to burn

Buddy, when are you ever gonna learn



            Was the thrill worth the gamble

            That you lived from day to day

            Does it really hold a candle

            To the love you threw away


Each night takes you closer

To the point of no return

Buddy, when are you ever gonna learn

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


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