Halcyon Days

New Ways

You brought me this sickness and only you can heal it
You're the poison and the medicine
You had no witness and you're making me feel it
Now I know what I've been missing
You aked me a question that only you could answer
You're the guessing and the knowing
And I have only one suggestion
Let's take the chance there and show it

You keep running for all the pleasure
Keep striving for your gold
You close your eyes to every treasure
That I have ever knowed
Your faces are empty, your visions are sad
You talk about certainty
Your words are filled with meaning that I'll never get
Full of faithless cruelty

See there, that crooked man
He's on my side
That little boy lost there in the corner
He got me right
They all came down to the lonesome curve
I wish you were here tonight
They all came down to the lonesome curve
I wish you were here tonight

There's a black gate down there, down the road and down the stairs
And there's a black dog to guard it
There's one way to get there and no way to leave
There are black chains that cannot be parted
And the black dog is sniffing when the black drops start dripping
Your legs will stiffen like stone
He'll be there behind you, he'll folllow and find you
He'll be there when you're on your own

You brought me this sickness and only you can heal it
You're the poison and the medicine
You had no witness and you're making me feel it
Now I know what I've been missing
You aked me a question that only you could answer
You're the guessing and the knowing
And I have only one suggestion
Let's take the chance there and show it