Lyrics

IT 5 O'CLOCK IN THE AFTERNOON
AND I'M LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO PLAY
SOMEWHERE I CAN TAKE THIS OLD GUITAR
AND WE WON'T GET IN THE WAY

PLACES I'VE BEEN TO AND LESSONS I'VE LEARNED
TROUBLES I HAVE SEEN AND THE BRIDGES I'VE BURNED

I DON'T KNOW ABOUT DYING
BUT I KNOW I DON'T WANT TO FADE AWAY
I DON'T WANT TO FADE AWAY

IT'S 9 O'CLOCK IN THE EVENING
AND I'M LOOKING FOR A HAND TO HOLD
SOMEONE TO LISTEN TO MY LIES
THAT AIN'T TOO EASILY SOLD

TIMES I'VE STOOD READY AND TIMES THAT I'VE RAN
TIMES JOHNNY WALKER HAS STEADIED MY HAND

I DON'T KNOW ABOUT DYING
BUT I KNOW I DON'T WANT TO FADE AWAY
I DON'T WANT TO FADE AWAY

IT'S 5 O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING
AND I'M LOOKING FOR A TRAIN TO RIDE
TO TAKE ME TO THE COUNTRY
WHERE BUILDINGS AND PLANES DON'T COLLIDE

MOMENTS I'VE LIVED THROUGH AND YEARS THAT I'VE MISSED
THESE AIN'T HESITATION SCARES ON MY WRIST

I DON'T KNOW ABOUT DYING
BUT I KNOW I DON'T WANT TO FADE AWAY
I DON'T WANT TO FADE AWAY
I DON'T WANT TO FADE AWAY