Slowly Goes The Night

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That morning you chose to go
(?) My boots and clothes
You're diggin' my cards, stolen my cash
Even my 500 $ suit
And I just laid there watching the sun
Fallin' down from the sky
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 planned
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
But honey I know of a hell yeah
I hang in my head
I toss in my bed
I'll never never forget the words you said
One evening, I'm leaving (want you to know, 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 I'm sorry
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, darlin', 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 in 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

Autor(es): Nick Cave

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