"Sweet Morphine" as written by and Brian Fallon....
Oh my darling, you are the restless sea.
With your black heart raging over me.
Has the blue sky seen the same trouble as we?
Tell me true, my love, the restless sea.

There are three things never satisfied
The grave, your heart, and mine.
But I will hold you in my arms,
Where rust and sorrow lie
Underneath the bounding main tonight.

And by now, you must've found better than me
I'm sure Jupiter and Orpheus
Have charmed you off your feet.
By now, I'm sure you've gotten over me.
While you're kissing clouds and gods,
I'll be crawling on my knees.
Sweet morphine.
Sweet morphine.

And yes, I've come to know you are the endless night.
High above my love, and the constellation light.
Waving your fingertips of sleep over the dark on the face of the deep.
Endless night, I know you well, indeed.

By now, you must've found better than me
I'm sure Jupiter and Orpheus
Have charmed you off your feet.
By now, I'm sure you've gotten over me.
While you're kissing clouds and gods,
I'll be crawling on my knees.
Sweet morphine.
Sweet morphine.

By now, you must've found better than me
I'm sure Jupiter and Orpheus
Have charmed you off your feet.
Oh, by now, I'm sure you've gotten over me.
While you're kissing clouds and gods,
I'll be crawling on my knees.
Sweet morphine.
Sweet morphine.


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"Sweet Morphine" as written by Brian Fallon

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    My Interpretation@jmw9 I tend to disagree, seeing as Jupiter is preceding. They're both mythological gods, with Orpheus being a particular charmer. So it makes perfect sense that mythical figures are trying to seduce his lost love while he does anything to get through the pain (sweet morphine - either figuratively or literally).
    mattisyourheroon August 25, 2015   Link
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    General CommentI like this song but I'm not sure the lyric Orpheus I'm more inclined to think its opiates since the song is called sweet morphine which is an opiate.
    jmw9on August 13, 2015   Link
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    General CommentI think he is comparing a woman's love to the effect morphine has on the body and mind. Something you become addicted and used to...something you need and yearn for.
    langer241on March 04, 2016   Link

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