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Sister
by Willy Porter

If you want to leave
Ain't no way I'm ever gonna stop you now
Tears don't come cheap
And there's not a single dry eye in the house
Sister, please

You were by my side
All through the cold winds' blow
Now I bring you wildflowers
You only stand and scream for me to go
Sister, please

There's a slow, steady rain coming down
Tugging like your monkey on my sleeve

You draw your shades
To keep the light from reaching through
If your lifeline breaks
You will drown so many more than you
It's true, sister, please

Now there's a slow, steady pain in my heart
Tugging like your monkey on my sleeve
Trying to love a junkie
Is such a lonely place to be

Sister, I have lied for you
Like I have lied for the truth
Sister

It's all in the way you move
Not the words you say
Like a permanent mark you can't wash away
It's all in the whispered words ringing in my ears
Like breadcrumbs
And pretty theft on the trail of tears
It's all up to you now
And there's a slow, steady rain coming down
Tugging like your monkey on my sleeve

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