Mickey Newbury - "How Many Times Must The Piper Be Paid For His Song" lyrics

How Many Times Must The Piper Be Paid For His Song

Morning came and found her at the window
With her nose pressed to the glass
The dew was like a broken diamond necklace
Left scattered on the grass

She slipped from my side
She stands at the window
and watches the rain
Lord I wish I was blind
And could not read her mind
And see all her pain

But from here where I lie I can see
The tears in her eyes as she quietly cries out
For him not for me
How many times must the Piper
be paid for his song'

Her shattered dream
Its like broken glass
Cuttin' through to her soul
Its leaving her naked mind
Alone now to tremble
And cry in the cold

Any day now she knows that he'll call
Lord, shes wonderin' if I'll be around
When hes gone and shes left to fall
How many times must the Piper
Be paid for his song'

Well the sun fell through the window
The morning was filled
With the singin' of birds
Will she ever remember
He sung the songs
But forgot all the words

From here where I lie I can see
The tears in her eyes
As she quietly cries
Then she turns and she walks
Back to me
How many times must the Piper
Be paid for his song'