Darling, that morning you chose to go
I awoke in my boots and clothes
You dig in my cards, stole all my cash
Even my five-hundred dollar suit was slashed
And I just lay there watching the sun fall down from the sky
Not wanting to open the letter
But opening it anyway
And seeing those two words

Lover, lover, goodbye
So slowly goes the night
Next to me lies your body
Laying 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
Come on
I watch the moon get flayed each night
Until the moon becomes the skinning knife
The skins of my sins I send to cover and comfort you
I know of a Heaven
Oh, but honey I know of a Hell, yeah
I hang my head
I toss in my bed
I never, never forget the words you said
"One evening, I'm leaving"
And I laughed and checked her breathing
And said darling

Oh, go slowly through the night
Oh baby, I feel the heal of time
And it hurts
I wake to find you sitting right there
Cutting tangles out of your hair
Singing a song that's all wrong
Hey, but that's alright, I don't care
Oh, I'm sorry
For all the misery, yeah
I reach out and embrace an empty space
A song that slowly slowly fades
Where goes it?
It goes some place
It goes somewhere, where it's lonely

And black as the night
Come on home, baby
Let's 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, the nights they are so long now
I can't remember being in 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, baby, slowly slowly going
And we both know that it's gonna be alright

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

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Writer(s): Nicholas Cave

The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano | Audiobook with Subtitles
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