"The Winding Sheet" as written by and Mark/johnson Lanegan....
Saw God staring from the wall
I was alone and lost
Here to take me from this world
Still alone and lost

Night when the dogs from hell come out
Roam my house in chains of gold
The darkness dares my eyes to close

Saw a ghost in the shadows smile
I was sick in my soul
All tied up in a winding sheet
Still sick in my soul

Night when the dogs from hell come out
Roam my house in chains of gold
The darkness dares my eyes to close

With the setting sun(3x's)

Tired I lay me back on thorns
Full of fear in my head
Lay me back so I could not rise
Full of fear in my head

Night when the dogs from hell come out
Roam my house in chains of gold
The darkness dares my eyes to close
With the setting sun
Rose with the setting sun

With the setting sun
The night is born, my time has come
With the setting sun
With the setting sun
Jesus touch my hand
Please touch my hand
Please touch my hand
With the setting sun


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"The Winding Sheet" as written by Mike Johnson Mark Lanegan

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    General Commentone of the darkest and psychological songs i ve ever heard....
    his voice is so tragical and the lyrics so desperate...
    it's a shame that nobody has commented !!

    "Night when the dogs from hell come out
    Roam my house in chains of gold"

    so tragical lines

    if your all alone at night, in a weird mood , maybe a little drunk LISTEN to it
    you will realy feel it inside your brain(i hope)
    DownInTheDarkon August 31, 2009   Link
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    General CommentDefinitely one of the darkest songs I've ever heard.
    drexlon November 23, 2013   Link

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