Cold Comfort

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I know it’s cold comfort
They found him a guilty man
But it don’t feel like justice
And it wasn’t a first offense
Heavy drink was on his breath
Her death was on his hands
Now you must look into his eyes
For your consolation prize

And I know that’s cold comfort
You held your father in your arms
While he cried like a baby
But you were too cold to mourn
By the fireplace late last night
You tried there to get warm
But the fire wouldn’t start and so you
Sat there in the dark

And I know that’s cold comfort
You feel your body growing numb
It will thaw in a year or ten
It happens to everyone
Friends can only watch and wait
While the seasons slowly change
It is a fact of life that we
Learn to live again

And I know that’s cold comfort
But winter will soon be here
And except for the holidays
It’s a fine time of year
Skies are turning grey
Snow will fall so deep
You don’t want comfort
You only want to sleep…

Kind Hearted Woman (Mood Swing 1994) / (Private Music 1996)

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As soon as I stopped sleeping around to survive, that’s when things got really drastic. That dividing line is real clear in my mind.