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Slowly Goes The Night

Darling,
That morning you chose to go
(?) my boots and clothes
You're diggin' my cards, stolen my cash,
Even my 500 dolars souit (?)
And I just laid there watching the sun
Fallin' down from the skye
Not wanting to open the letter,
But opened it anyway, seein' those two words:

Lover, lover, goodbye.
So slowly goes the night.
Next to me lays your body planed
Like the map of some forbidden land.
I trace the ghosts of your bones
With my trembling hand.
Dark is my night
And darker is my day yeah
I must've been blind
Out of my mind
I never never saw the warning signs.
How goes it?
It goes lonely,
It goes slowly.

So slowly goes the night.
Ten lonely days, ten lonely nights.
I watch the moon get flayed anew,
Until the moon becomes the skinning tool
I send the skins of my sins out to cover and comfort you.
I know of a Heaven
And honey I know of a Hell yeah
I hang my head,
I toss in my bed
I'll never never forget the words you said:
"One evening, I'm leaving"
And I laughed and checked her breathing
And said: "Darling,

Go slowly through the night."
O baby, I feel the heal of time, and it hurts.
I wake to find you sitting right there
Cutting tangels out of your hair
Singing a song that's all wrong.
Hey, but that's alright, I don't care.
O darling forgive me
For all your misery yeah
I'm trying to embrace an empty space
And your song that slowely slowely fades.
Where goes it?
It goes some place
It goes somewhere where it's lonely.

And black as the night
Come back, darling, and put things right, put things right.
I hang my head and cry cry cry
Darling, all night I try
To cease on a reason for this mad mad season.
The nights, they are so long now
I can't remember it being light.
Call it sleep, call it death, call it what you like
But only sleep, dear,
Only sleep brings you back to life yeah
I hang my head.
I toss and I sweat
I never never never can forget
How goes it?
Well I'm going, but slowly slowly going
And we both know that it's gonna be alright.

But it ain't you who has to cry cry cry.
Ten lonely days, ten lonely nights
Since you left my side side side ...



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