A minute more
Till the light of day is seen
Lay down
I know you must be nearly there
A bloody kiss
And the vision of a dream
For the last of your days in the sun

In the white light I am calm
Yet peculiarly cold
Silent slumber and wide awake
Lord, have mercy on my soul

So long, your sorrow be gone
Show me how it feels to be alive
No more denial, so long
Let us find a place where we can hide

You fed me long
And by God, you fed me well
Sleep tight
This day belongs to you my dear
And I am bound
Like a beast unto its prey
We are one of a kind, you and I

Pale moon wander, I'm wide awake
Lord have mercy on my soul

So long, your sorrow be gone
Show me how it feels to be alive
No more denial, so long
Show me all the splendors of the night

So long
The little last of your attention
Sorrow
This flood to wash your mind
See me
The God of your imagination
Feel me
Come with me tonight

So long, your sorrow be gone
Show me how it feels to be alive
No more denial, so long


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Poetry for the Poisoned, Pt. II: So Long song meanings
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    General CommentSuch a beautiful song, Simone's voice it's awesome.
    This song and Pt. I - Incubus makes me think about a vampire.
    antox89on September 18, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI don't think it's about an incubus and a succubus, I think it's about an incubus and a human.
    "For the last of your days in the sun" if it was a succubus, she wouldn't be able to go into the sun.

    I think an incubus has been visiting and feeding on the same girl night after night, and fell in love with her, and she with him.
    "Yet peculiarly cold" Perhaps the human is turning into a vampire because the incubus has taken too much blood from her?
    FallnAngelon May 09, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song is about an Incubus* and a mortal, specifically a woman. In this song the mortal is dying or at least it is close to. But there is something about this weird couple: They like each other. I wouldn't say "love" because maybe it is impossible for a demon to have such feeling but he cares with this particular prey.

    The two first stanzas are respectively Kahn and Simmons (Incubus and Mortal)
    In the begginig, musically speaking, it's possible to state that the Incubus is not really happy with his prey's death. "A minute more" and "lay down, I know you must be nearly there" would be just a little before he starts feeding and killing her but it could also mean the prey's orgasm and "for the last of your days in the sun" means her death by life force siphon.
    The second stanza is the mortal dying or maybe in the purgatory since she says "in the white light".

    The chorus is awesomnes in lyrics! It means death to the mortal and life, or at least a glimpse of it, to the Incubus.
    "So long, your sorrow be gone" means that in death she has no more concerns with matters of the living.
    "show me how it feels to be alive" is the Incubus longing or wondering how would it be if he was alive/mortal.

    This whole part "you fed me long and by god you fed me well, sleep tight, this day belongs to you my dear. And I am bound like a beast onto its prey. We are one of a kind you and I" means the Incubus wishing final peace for his beloved prey, which is now dead, he is thankful but unable to not feed and he finally kills her.


    *A demon lover in male form, which posses women. Incubus in demonology is a demon that feeds with sex and at the same time the life force/essence of his victim. There is no really male/female since all angels/demons have no sex, but they are classified according to their prey - Succubus relates to men and Incubus to women though they can have any form.
    xbocaxon December 29, 2011   Link

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