Nina Simone

Alone again (Audio)

I remember this afternoon, when my sister came into the room
She refused to say how my father was, but I knew he'd be dying soon
And I was oh so glad, and it as oh so sad,
that I realized that I despised this man I once called father
In his hanging on with fingers clutching
His body now just 88 pounds, blinded eyes still searching
for some distant dream that had faded away at the seams, dying alone -- naturally.

I was his favorite child, I had him a little while,
just as long as I could play the piano and smile a little smile
Just when I needed him the most, he was already a ghost
And for all my life there were promises, and they always have been broken
Leaving me alone with all my troubles
Not once ever touching me and saying: Daughter, I'll help you get over!
Now he's fading away, and I'm glad to say: He's dying at last - naturally.

It's a very sad thing to see that my mother with all her heart
believes the words that the Bible said: 'till death do us to part!
For her that was forever and ay, he decided her night and day
How could some English words so small affect someone so strangely?
Taking her away from us, her soul included
She might as well be gone with him, all the children are excluded
Loneliness is hell, I know so well, for I'm alone -- naturally.


|: I waited three weeks for him to die :|
Every night he was calling on me -- I wouldn't go to him
I waited |: three weeks for him to die :|

And |: after he died :|, every night I went out, every night I had a fight
It didn't matter who it was with, 'cause I knew what it was about 
And if you could read between lines, my dad and I closese as flies
I loved him then and I loved him still, that's why my heart's so broken
Leaving me to doubt God in His mercy
And if He really does exist, then why did He desert me?
When he passed away, I smoked and drank all day, alone again -- naturally.

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