Burning of the Midnight Lamp

The morning is dead

And the day is, too

There's nothing left here to meet me

But the velvet moon

All my loneliness I have felt today

It's like a little more than enough

To make a man throw himself away

And I continue

To burn the midnight lamp

Alone

Now the smiling portrait of you

Is still hangin' on my frowning wall

It really doesn't, really doesn't bother me too much at all

It's just the ever falling dust

That makes it so hard for me to see

That forgotten earring layin' on the floor

Facing coldly towards the door

I continue

To burn the midnight lamp

Lord, alone

Loneliness is such a drag

So here I sit to face

That same old fire place

Gettin' ready for the same old explosion

Goin' through my mind

And soon enough time will tell,

About the circus in the wishing well

And someone who will buy and sell for me

Someone to toll my bell

But I continue

To burn the midnight lamp

Lord, alone

Darlin' can't ya hear me callin' you?

So lonely

Gonna have to blow my mind

Lonely