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from Sketches (For My Sweetheart The Drunk)

"Demon John" is track #16 on the album Sketches (For My Sweetheart The Drunk). It was written by Buckley/tighe.
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Say farewell, g'night, sonny Jim
In your defenseless, winning smile
What do you hope to win?
And bliss face down, defended

Well, now stoned demon John
There ain't no town the boy cannot belong
Why did you come here
Is it to excavate all your sins, boil within?

Slaughter like the daughter of the devil you send me
I have to deal, you called me here
Can't say that you were juiced the night
That you were introduced to demon John

Gonna take him with you when you go
Dance down slow, oh, way down

You cannot escape the bar-side angel dissector
You undo your life with too much cocoon, who's your protector?
Dark as the city where the white girls walk by
Down below your eyes, just like fireflies

You call me here, come on here, follow me dear
Past cascades of rage and fear, you called me here
Couldn't say that you had been juiced
The time that you were introduced to demon John

Well, you knew you had to want to go
Dance down slow by the light of the sun

Murder comes today or tonight
Better get yourself together and transcend it
A burst of light blaze stars into me
While the love breaks through here and now

So murder by the light of the sun
Please, don't get too close to me
You said you are for real, it's not pretend
All memories stolen, know this for yourself

How'd you like to be the happiest man in the world?
Behind the weathered field hands whose blistered paws harvest cut
For wedding clothes they'll never wear
Marching down a road that was never there
It takes place on a sunlit lace and the backbone broken

Please bring us light, demon John
You, demon John, take him with you when you go

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BUCKLEY/TIGHE

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