Beloved friend, I know I’ve kicked your ass
I know I’ve knocked you down so bad
Let my excuse limb down to you and
give you back a little bit of what we’ve had

Is this the way of the world?
Is this the way that it whirls?
And could you ever ever hear me?

Beloved friend, I know this is diplomacy
That game of masks and noble lies

Beloved friend in your sorrow shell
All that’s wrong is that you’re not so well
Beloved friend down in your private hell
You feel no pain that I can’t tell

Is this the way of the world?
Is this the way that it whirls?
Could you ever ever hear me?

You’ve got yourself on a string
Wait for yourself in the wings
Could you ever ever hear me?
With a medication of drinks
and a songbird that won’t sing
Could you ever ever hear me?