LYRICS – SWEET MISERY ALBUM

Intro

Oh heavenly nightly, cries in serenade
So tenderly lightly, raps at my window pane
And the wind did blow, weeping willows sway
Oh so heavenly nightly, lead me astray

White noise and whispers, of sweet nothings
Oh ever so quietly, lead me down to your hiding place
And the worms will crawl, where your bones are laid
Oh cries heavenly nightly, lamenting pine away

Blackwater

Mumma was a killer, stone cold
She killed my dying daddy, oh rest his soul
But he was running the fever, the fever from the water hole
Blackwater

Preacher man was crying, set his faith loose
His sweet wife was dying, so he saved her with a noose
Cause she was running the fever, the fever from the water hole
Blackwater

Oh baby you don’t look so good
Come lay beside me in my death bed
I think we’re running the fever, fever from the water hole
Blackwater

Goodnight Darling, Sweet Dreams

She don’t care, don’t care for me
Burning heart worn on her sleeve
When old wounds begin to bleed
Goodnight darling, sweet dreams

On a scrap yard of broken dreams
Late at night she will feed
And won’t rest till she’s picked my bones clean
Goodnight darling, sweet dreams

I’ll come back some other day
Given time she may change
Till then I’ve washed my hands clean
Goodnight darling, sweet dreams

Better Off Dead

Oh baby if you need me now, well honey you’re much too late
Maybe I could hear your moans, if I wasn’t miles away
So I know it’s sad but true, oh baby can’t you see
This love has turned black and blue
So I’m better off dead to you

Like a spell you cast, your charms had a hold on me
But bad love don’t last, no baby
Look what you’ve done to me
Now all the good times are through, oh baby can’t see
My heart is so battered and bruised
So I’m better off dead to you

Crawlin’ Skin

It’s late out and I’m lighting the road
I got a whole long way home
It’s late out and I’m lighting the road
Got a whole long way home
Skin is crawlin’, crawlin’

Broke down back there, ‘bout a mile or so
I ain’t superstitious but a black cat just crossed my trail
Skin is crawlin’, crawlin’

Sweet Misery

The moon hanging overhead
And the vine directing me to you
Sweet Misery

I’m haunted by your sharpened teeth
But your kiss so bitter sweet
The love you give will be the death of me
Sweet Misery

Poison this horse that I ride upon
Dam this trail that I walk along
My heart is bound by a vine of throne
I’m torn to you
Sweet Misery

On an endless night I dream of you
Hanging by my wrists from a old barn roof
You hollowed my chest to an open wound
And it burns for you
Sweet Misery

I’m haunted by your sharpened teeth
But your kiss so bitter sweet
The love you give will be the death of me

Lovesick

Baby I’m yearning
Can I come over
This ravenous feeling
Taking me over

The smell of you takes me away
I didn’t want you to know
All it took was just a taste
To lose all self control
You got me Lovesick

Darling I’m longing
You cannot control lust
Eve and the apple
Urge and the weakness

Eyes dilate out in the dark
I didn’t want you to see
All I need is just a trace
This hunger inside of me
You got me lovesick

Back For You

When I’m gone, dead and gone
When I’m through, I’m coming back for you

I won’t leave you baby, ain’t nobody gonna do you harm
Hold me closer darling, cause by the morning I’ll be gone
But I’m coming back for you
Coming back for you

When the moon is high, in the dead of night
Like a king snake crawling, baby I’m calling

Bad Seed

Bad dream, so cruel
Deep in the night, I move
With new skin, shimmering
If I bare my bones, please forgive me
I never wanted to be

A bad seed inside me
Its dark wood is splintering
In full moon I’m stirring
If I bare my soul, please forsake me
I never wanted to be

Red

Come alone and I’ll wait
Dress in red and I’ll take
Your white as bones, skin breaks
And all that’s red I’ll take

Drink the wine to dull the pain
You fall apart like a river breaks
Your blood runs cold
I watch your light fade
And I’ll wallow
Under twilight you drift away

Devour

Hard times since my baby’s gone
Lonely nights, lonelier dawns
If you were here right now
I would lay you down

I’ve been yearning for so long
I’ve been climbing these bedroom walls
If you were here right now
I would lay you down
And devour you

Maybe I’m crazy
It’s just that I want your love so much it hurts
‘Cause I get this ravenous aching
When I awake to find you gone

Oh just to taste
Your lips against my tongue
This endless waiting
Waiting to lay you down
And devour you