Sister Morphine

by Bernard Fowler

Bernard Fowler is an American musician, songwriter, producer, and actor. He has provided backing vocals with The Rolling Stones for over 20 years on recordings and tours, and has been a featured guest vocalist on the majority of solo albums released by the members of that band. He has also been a r…

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 that I'm not that 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 
Ah, can't you see, Sister Morphine, I'm trying to score
Well it just goes to show 
Things are not what they seem 
Please, sister Morphine, turn my nightmares 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 cool hand on my head 
Ah, come on, sister Morphine, you better make up my bed 
'Cause you know and I know in the morning I'll be dead 
Yeah, and you can sit around, yeah and you can watch all 
The clean white sheets stained red


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