lover, oh

i was lying in my bed tonight
i was just about to close my eyes
i felt you beside me
depressing the box springs
whispering low my name

and i almost turned to look at you
yeah, the memory almost had me fooled
the hollow that you left behind
is empty, tempting every time
my hand to play this fruitless game

why can’t i be hiding in your arms now
why aren’t we still moving through the late hours
where have you gone, lover, where did you go
please come on back, oh, please come on home

i wandered over the great expanse
hunting for some slight recompense
searching the chronology
of my wrecked and wrinkled sheets
i needed somewhere to place the blame

now i’m still and meeting the night
uncovered and still so unwise
there was no lesson learned
i was eager to be burned
and there’s no one here to feed my flame

why can’t i be shaking in your arms now
why aren’t we still tearing through the late hours
where have you gone, lover, where did you go
please come on back, oh, please come on home

come on home come on in through the door cross the floor make me shout make me scream find me out make me seem like a bird like an animal on the floor tragic and fetal come to me come on through come on sweet where are you are you close are you near what is it that you fear come on back come on love come on back come on come come to me come on in come to me come on come come on come come on love come on come come on come come on come