Stray Cats with Dave Edmunds

DAVE EDMUNDS - Twangin

Release date: 20 April 1981
Artist: Dave Edmunds
Album: Twangin’
Song: The Race Is On
STRAY CATS: backing band

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THE RACE IS ON
I feel tears wellin’ up cold and deep inside like my heart’s gonna get break
And the stab of loneliness, sharp and painful that I may never shake
You might say that I was taking it hard oh, she wrote me off with a call
But don’t you wager that I’ll hide the sorrow when I may break right down and bawl

Now the race is on and here comes pride up the backstretch
Heartaches are a-going to the inside
My tears are holding back and tryin’ not to fall
My heart’s out of the running, true love’s scratched for another’s sake
The race is on and it looks like heartache and the winner loses all

One day I ventured in love, never once suspectin’ what the final results would be
How I lived in fear of waking up each mornin’ and finding that you’re gone from me
There’s ache and pain in my heart for the name of the one that I hated to face
Somebody new came up to win her and I come out in second place

Now the race is on and here comes pride up the backstretch
Heartaches are a-going to the inside
My tears are holding back and tryin’ not to fall
My heart’s out of the running, true love’s scratched for another’s sake
The race is on and it looks like heartache and the winner loses all