Elton John - "Sleeping With The Past" lyrics

Like a thief he's come, like a thief he's gone He's stolen your tears one by one You're proud to love him, it's a foolish sign You're a broken heart at the scene of the crime

And the night drags on, and the fever burns Come to your senses, everybody learns You sleep in sweet fire lost and blue You're an empty doll in the power of a fool

Don't go sleeping with the past Don't go praying he'll come back Take a deep breath and deny You could love a man like that

Don't go sleeping with the past Don't go waking with a dream There's no tenderness that's left In the cracks you step between

If it looks like rain, if it makes no sound It's an echo of pain on common ground Love's like a junkie, addiction's a fact Passion's a monkey you can't keep off your back

But he takes love and he turns it cold He's just an iceman honey, ain't got no heart of gold But he sees you and he runs from you Come on and shake this shadow that you're clinging to And he'll hurt you And he'll run from you Come on and shake this shadow that you're clinging to