A shiver did my spirit seal
A tithing from the soul
A willowy brook that turns lotic
In the name of repentance whole
My guilt, eating me alive...
When I have shown my sour face
And swigged from my horny mug
In a dive-bar torn between races
Am I black or white within this hole I dug
This night my music devours my mistakes...
A liar cannot deliver a song
A burning drake or the night's crow
Make my music a suicidal sorrow
My haunting destroys me before the show
Ever, even, begins....
Torn between bright light overdose
I am half naked upon the stage, half dead
The faces black, the applause morose
The falsehoods white, the truth mulatto
I am a man without a home....
Now I lay me down to sleep
In the rainbow name of repentance whole
But I cannot sleep for I cannot dream
Or my guilt will steal my guitar's sentence
And continue to eat me alive
I am a man, without a home...
* from a dream