Won't Leave You Waiting

by The Ragged Flags

Trying to explain what you mean to me Is an object lesson in futility While I’m wandering without a trace That I’ve ever been But lying on the bank by the riverside On the day you sailed away on the evening tide Was a fire in your eyes and I did not belong And all the crying people they sang along I’ve been gone for a long, long time But I’m coming back home again And I know that you’re better than me But you better not find a friend, and I know you’ve been waiting for me On the other side of the shore But I won’t leave you waiting anymore So I think about you while I’m walking the road And the noonday sun burns me to the bone All the lessons that I had to learn Were hard as stone But lying out under the shining moon I know the road is gonna rise up to meet me soon And the shadow that I trail behind belongs to you And all the crying people they know it too Well nothing seems to change around this old place And I wonder how I’ll feel when I see your face There’s a figure waiting by the door I’m walking through But lying to you now in your bed at night I know I’m gonna be gone come the morning light But I tell you that I’m gonna stay, I’ll stay with you But all the crying people they know the truth
By And By 04:40
Packed our bags and moved to Memphis We’d nearly played out all our string Keep your eyes fixed in the mirror I’ll take my audience with the King Set our sights now on surrender I move my palm down to your thigh And I don’t know just where we’re going But we’ll get there by and by In the ashes of tomorrow find the fires of today When the old stars that you follow Well they all just burn away So take a stand on sinking sand And put your fears aside ‘Cause all good things will find you by and by Burned our house down in the morning Was on the road by evening time And I’m not sure when next you’ll see me But I’ll be over by and by By and by, by and by, by and by lo, by and by Yes all good things will find you by and by By and by, by and by, by and by oh, by and by Yes all good things will find you by and by


released February 24, 2023


The Ragged Flags are:
James Goodwin - vocals, guitars, keyboards
Mark Aldworth - lead guitar, piano, backing vocals
Chris Edwards-Dewey - bass, banjo, backing vocals
Paul Whibley - drums & percussion

With special guest David Woolf - lap steel

All songs by The Ragged Flags
Music by Aldworth/Edwards-Dewey/Goodwin/Whibley
Lyrics by Goodwin (©2023 Copyright Control)

Produced by The Ragged Flags
Mixed & Mastered by James Goodwin
Mastered by Dave Shalloe
recorded at Stokey Cokey Studios, North London, and
at studios in South London & Royal Leamington Spa

Sleeve Photography by Patrick Goodwin
Sleeve Design by James Goodwin
Vector Graphics by Vecteezy


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The Ragged Flags are a UK four-piece with their own distinctive sound incorporating the essential natural juices of rock, pop and folk with the lovely chunky bits of country and blues.

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