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Marianne Faithfull - Sister Morphine (Lyrics)

Here I lie in my hospital bed
Tell me, Sister Morphine, when are you coming round again?
Oh, and I don't think I can wait that long
Oh, you see that I'm not that strong

The scream of the ambulance is sounding in my ear
Tell me, Sister Morphine, how long have I been lying here?
What am I doing in this place?, Why does the doctor have no face?
Oh, I can't crawl across the floor
Can't you see?, Sister Morphine, I'm just trying to score

Well, it just goes to show things are not what they seem
Please, Sister Morphine, turn my nightmare into dreams
Oh, can't you see I'm fading fast
And that this shot will be the last

Sweet, Cousin Cocaine, lay your cool hands on my head
Hey, Sister Morphine, you'd better make up my bed
'Cause you know and I know in the morning I'll be dead
And you can sit around and you can watch
All the clean white sheets stain red

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