So Long Sweet Misery Lyrics

by Brett Dennen

So long my misery
I don't need you, you've only caused me grief
Forgive me if I fall asleep
I haven't slept in centuries

Daylight lives like a burden for me
So I escape the cynics strewn about the streets
Beyond the ruins of my ancestry
Far past the pages of my disbelief

I rose from my moat like a ghost from a grave
Sunken in the salty eyes of the wandering displaced
I was heading though the mists across the Golden Gate
All of my rebellions fall in to the fog of fate

So long my misery
I don't need you, you have only caused me grief
Forgive me if I fall asleep
I haven't slept in centuries

Springtime came again and Icarus fell
I flew past the numb lipped nuns who never tell
The secrets of the sailors and their seven years spell
I will not fall, nor will my wings ever melt

If I could, I would wash all these wounds away
I would surround your room with sentiments of grace
I would paint your portrait over everything mundane
More colorful than Easter Sunday

So long my misery
I don't need you, you have only caused me grief
Forgive me if I fall asleep
I haven't slept in centuries

Put me on a boat and leave my inhibitions at bay
My mind is spilling but I haven't much to say
I was running through the canyons
The echoes of your name
You were laughing at me like the sun laughs at flame

Put me on a page in a book of beginnings
Let me scroll through old volumes of ancient teachings
Let me revel all of these forgotten feelings
Lay me with the wretched in the arms of my queen

So long sweet misery
I don't need you, you've only caused me grief
Forgive me if I fall asleep
I haven't slept in centuries

So long sweet misery
I don't need you, you've only caused me grief
Forgive me if I fall asleep
I haven't slept in centuries
No, I haven't slept in centuries
I haven't slept in centuries