Slowly Goes the Night (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds)

Lover, lover, goodbye So slowly goes the night I trace the print of your body with my hand Like the map of some forbidden land I trace the ghosts of your bones With my trembling hand Dark is my night But darker is my day yeah I must've been blind Out of my mind Not to read the warning signs How goes it? It goes lonely Goes slowly So slowly goes the night Ten lonely days, ten lonely nights I watch the moon get flayed anew Until the moom 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 In my bed And remember what you said "One evening, I'm leaving" And I laughed and checked her breathing And said darling Go slowly through the knight O baby, I feel the heal of time I wake to find you sitting here 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 the misery yeah I embrace an empty space And your laughing song it fades Where goes it? It goes some place Where it's lonely And black as the night Come back, darling and 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 can forget How goes it? 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