Brass & Batons Lyrics

by Kim Carnes

Take heart, the pages turning fast
I'll be waiting here in the hourglass
There's a fire in the heartland, there is a dream on every door
When the past is a brass band, then you know what you're shooting for

Brass & Batons, they fade away
They're only moments in the haze
Brass & Batons, like magic wands
You wave them once and they're gone

And the river keeps changin'
Johnny works harder every day
Got an eye on the good life
Fortune's just a day away

Sundial with a great hand
Sweeping dust across the floor
Puts the strain on a sane man
Till he knows what he's looking for

Brass & Batons, they fade away
They're only moments in the haze
Brass & Batons, like magic wands
You wave them once and they're gone

New moon in the evening, playing tricks on my mind
I swear, I felt your heavy breathing on my neck a thousand times
So let's play it like we used to, play it sweet and then
I'll meet you in the spotlight when it comes 'round again

Brass & Batons, they fade away
They're only moments in the haze
Brass & Batons, like magic wands
You wave them once and they're gone and their gone