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Marianne Faithfull Sister Morphine (1979 12" Version) Lyrics

Last updated: 06/24/2011 11:00:00 AM

Here I lie in my hospital bed
Tell me, Sister Morphine
When are you coming round again?

Oh, I don't think I can wait that long
Oh, you see I'm not that strong

All the other patients say
They've never seen a man with such pain
Tell me, Sister Morphine
When are you coming round again?

Oh, I don't think I can wait that long
Oh, you see my pain is so strong
The scream of the ambulance
Is sounding in my ears
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 my 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
The clean white sheets stain red




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