I'm Going On A Long Journey Never To Return Lyrics

by T Bone Burnett

Oh, this death, moment by moment
Darker and darker, down and down
I feel your cold breath, I feel your cold breath
Oh, this death, moment by moment
Darker and darker, down and down
I feel your cold breath, I feel your cold breath

We've been going back and forth for a long time
We often did the right thing at the wrong time
We have hurt the ones that we love the most
Till I wonder, did we ever get that close?

Oh, this death, moment by moment
Darker and darker, down and down
I feel your cold breath, I feel your cold breath
Oh, this death, moment by moment
Darker and darker, down and down
I feel your cold breath, I feel your cold breath

I've been getting over you since the day we met
It might have been as simple as the way we met
Must we live in anger and in shame?
Must we always try to place the blame?

Oh, this death, moment by moment
Darker and darker, down and down
I feel your cold breath, I feel your cold breath
Oh, this death, moment by moment
Darker and darker, down and down
I feel your cold breath, I feel your cold breath

From fear to fear, from madness to madness
Everything here has been hidden and guarded
From tear to tear, from address to address
I'm on borrowed time and I'm lost and discarded

I can't decipher the questions you ask
I wouldn't blame you for taking me to task
It's hard to move freely in the cubist thing we did
Fractured and slanted, ellipse as pyramid
I'm grateful to you for every hard thing you've done
I'll never replace you, next to you, there is no one

Oh, this death, moment by moment
Darker and darker, down and down
I feel your cold breath, I feel your cold breath
Oh, this death, moment by moment
Darker and darker, down and down
I feel your cold breath, I feel your cold breath
I feel your cold breath, I feel your cold breath