Lyrics

SLOW GOES THE NIGHT (Music & Lyric by Louis Rosen)

The rain pours, the lights flick — slow goes the night. The wind roars, the clocks tick — slow goes the night.

The soup cools, the tea steeps — slow goes the night. A cat mewls, a soul weeps — slow goes the night.

Jill is angry —life is empty. Since he’s gone she’s on her own. “How could he do that? How could he go first?” — Leave her here to face these endless nights alone?

His last week, his mood swings — long, sleepless nights. He hurt her, he said things — long, sleepless nights.

“Don’t you love me?” “I used to.” — slow, sleepless nights. “After all I…” “How could you? — slow, sleepless nights.

Jill is fading — body broken. What remains is grit and pride. “It won’t be long now. Will he be waiting? What if there’s no there there on the other side? Is there another side?”

The soup’s cold, her hands shake — slow goes the night. Her thoughts race, her bones ache — slow goes the night.

The rain pours, the lights flick — slow goes the night. The wind roars, the clocks tick — slow goes the night.

© 2020 by Louis Rosen/Lullwater Music, ASCAP. All rights reserved.