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    "The Sire Of Sorrow (job's Sad Song)" Lyrics

    Joni Mitchell

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    Let me speak, let me spit out my bitterness,
    Born of grief and nights without sleep and festering flesh
    Do you have eyes?
    Can you see like mankind sees?
    Why have you soured and curdled me?
    Oh you tireless watcher! What have I done to you?
    That you make everything I dread and everything I fear come true?

    Once I was blessed; I was awaited like the rain
    Like eyes for the blind, like feet for the lame
    Kings heard my words, and they sought out my company
    But now the janitors of Shadowland flick their brooms at me
    Oh you tireless watcher! What have I done to you?
    That you make everything I dread and everything I fear come true?

    (Man is the sire of sorrow)
    I've lost all taste for life
    I'm all complaints
    Tell me why do you starve the faithful?
    Why do you crucify the saints?
    And you let the wicked prosper
    You let their children frisk like deer
    And my loves are dead or dying, or they don't come near
    (We don't despise your chastening
    God is correcting you)

    Oh and look who comes to counsel my deep distress
    Oh, these pompous physicians
    What carelessness!
    (Oh all this ranting all this wind
    Filling our ears with trash)
    Breathtaking ignorance adding insult to injury!
    They come blaming and shaming
    (Evil doer)
    And shattering me
    (This vain man wishes to seem wise
    A man born of asses)
    Oh you tireless watcher! What have I done to you?
    That you make everything I dread and everything I fear come true?

    (We don't despise your chastening)
    Already on a bed of sighs and screams,
    And still you torture me with visions
    You give me terrifying dreams!
    Better I was carried from the womb straight to the grave.
    I see the diggers waiting, they're leaning on their spades.

    (Man is the sire of sorrow
    Sure as the sparks ascend)
    Where is hope while you're wondering what went wrong?
    Why give me light and then this dark without a dawn?
    (Evil is sweet in your mouth
    Hiding under your tongue)
    Show your face!
    (What a long fall from grace)
    Help me understand!
    What is the reason for your heavy hand?
    (You're stumbling in shadows
    You have no name now)
    Was it the sins of my youth?
    What have I done to you?
    That you make everything I dread and everything I fear come true?
    (Oh your guilt must weigh so greatly)
    Everything I dread and everything I fear come true
    (Man is the sire of sorrow)
    Oh you make everything I dread and everything I fear come true
    This song was submitted on January 27th, 2010 and last modified on December 10th, 2013.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Joni Mitchell/crazy Crow Music/siquomb Music, Sony/atv Music Publishing Llc.
    Written by Mitchell, Joni.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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