Robert Hunter

Afterglow

by Robert Hunter

Recorded in Nashville TN. Featuring the single "Gone for Good."
"Robert Hunter has a gift for combining smart lyrics with smart hooks, delivering earnest and reliably well-crafted tunes that hark back to the golden age of radio-friendly alt-rock."-Daily Vault
  • 03:06 Lyrics
    Gone for Good

    Hey babe why’d you look at me that way

    I know these days have gotten so crazy

    And sometimes it’s harder to see

    That I won’t let you go now, if you come back to me

    But I remember

     

    We were gone and going faster

    Into the dawn of a new disaster

    Oh my God, life was so good

    When we were gone for good

     

    Analyze…take some time before you go

    Mesmerized…oh you don’t even know

    Terrorizing…the way we used to be

    And I won’t let you go now, if you come back to me

    Cause I remember

     

    We were gone and going faster

    Into the dawn of a new disaster

    Oh my God, life was so good

    When we were gone for good

     

    Sleep alone.

    I can’t sleep alone.

    Sleep alone.

    I can’t sleep alone.

    Cause I remember

     

    We were gone and going faster

    Into the dawn of a new disaster

    Oh my God, life was so good

    When we were gone for good

    Life was so good

    When we were gone for good

  • 04:23 Lyrics
    Afterglow

    She got a lock on California

    but she dreams of Tennessee.

    She got a rider right beside her

    but she only thinks of me.

     

    I'm a lot like California.

    I'm the wind blowing through your hair.

    And I'm a thousand miles behind ya

    I just wish that I was there.

     

    Look to the sky under the sun.

    Count every step as you go.

    When you get so high, you don't need anyone.

    But you already know,

    that you're my afterglow.

     

    She said wow, how could you act that way.

    I said, ooh, ooh, ooh, because you know it's true.

    There's a lot of typical conversations that go,

    "I only think of you."

    Its three o'clock in the morning.

    What's goin on in my head?

    I spend a lot of time in my own mind and slurring

    the things I shoulda said.

     

    Look to the sky under the sun.

    Count every step as you go.

    When you get so high, you don't need anyone.

    But you already know,

    that you're my afterglow.

     

    Afterglow.

    Afterglow.

    She's got that something

    but I can't see nothing but a...

    Afterglow.

    Afterglow.

     

     

    Look to the sky under the sun.

    Count every step as you go.

    When you get so high, you don't need anyone.

    But you already know,

    you already know,

    you're my afterglow.

     

     

     

  • 03:26 Lyrics
    In the Middle

    I think I may

    I think I might

    the future baby is infinite

    and its all wrong, but its alright.

    I got no luck.

    I got no fear.

    Just got no reason to stay here.

    So click your heels and I'll disappear.

     

    And I'm already gone,

    not just stuck in the middle.

    You know by now I can't keep goin.

    I'm already torn apart,

    not just a little.

    You know by now I can't keep going

    just stuck in the middle.

     

    Maybe someday...

    Maybe one way with all,

    of this possibility...

    maybe someday.

    But people never change.

    People just stay the same,

    we're all just hung up on being strange.

    Some people never change.

     

     

     

    But I'm already gone,

    not just stuck in the middle.

    You know by now I can't keep goin.

    I'm already torn apart,

    not just a little.

    You know by now I can't keep going

    just stuck in the middle.

     

    We're all hung up on being strange.

    Typical and rearranged.

    And it's good, but that's no fun.

     

     

    And I'm already gone,

    not just stuck in the middle.

    You know by now I can't keep goin.

    I'm already torn apart,

    not just a little.

    You know by now I can't keep going

    just stuck in the middle.

     

    Just stuck in the middle.

  • 03:46 Lyrics
    Ditto Baby

    You come walking my way

    believe me when I say

    you got everything going on.

    Theres too many reasons and seasons

    and stupid people all believing they got

    the right thing when its wrong.

     

    So come on baby, don't say maybe...

     

    Say I can't live without your love

    I might be gone when you wake up

    and if that's ok...

    say ditto baby.

    I won't be your valentine

    just get me drunk on cheap red wine

    she said ok...

    and ditto baby.

     

    So look at what I found

    in a small town

    in a shit bar that's just too loud

    but you know

    its where to find me.

    And we were the last ones

    not leaving,

    spinning records

    and scheming.

    If you go,

    I'm thinkin maybe...

     

     

    That I can't live without your love

    I might be gone when you wake up

    and if that's ok...

    say ditto baby.

    I won't be your valentine

    just get me drunk on cheap red wine

    she said ok...

    and ditto baby.

     

    And I'm not sorry now.

    And I'm not sorry now.

    Ok?

    Ditto baby.

     

    I won't be your valentine

    just get me drunk on cheap red wine

    she said ok

    and ditto baby.

    Cause I can't live without your love

    I might be gone when you wake up

    and if that's ok

    say ditto baby.

     

    Ditto baby.

  • 03:37 Lyrics
    Cable

    Annie’s up the stairs in my bed,

    I think I’ll wake her.

    She don’t want no one, she wanna get drunk.

    I think I’ll take her up.

     

    And it’s all just a tic in my mind.

    Just like yesterday.

    And on and on. On and on and on and on and on.

     

    Cause I’m a cable.

    I’m alright if I can, hold.

    I’m a cable.

    I’m alright if I can, just hold on.

    Just hold on.

     

    Annie bums a cigarette

    Cause possibility hasn’t paid off yet.

    She gets mad. I’m losing it.

    Tell the moon it’s over, I’m just so sick of this shit.

     

    And it’s all just a tic in my mind.

    Just like yesterday.

    And on and on. On and on and on and on and on.

     

    Cause I’m a cable.

    I’m alright if I can, hold.

    I’m a cable.

    I’m alright if I can, hold on.

     

    We come back to find that we can’t walk this line.

    Hold on.

    It’s a tic inside my mind, that says it’s all just a matter of time.

    If we can just hold on.

    Just hold on.

    I tell myself just hold on.

    Just hold on.

     

    Cause I’m a cable.

    I’m alright if I can, hold.

    I’m a cable.

    I’m alright if I can, just hold on.

    Just hold on.

    I tell myself just hold on.

    I’m telling you just hold on.