The Jazz Butcher
The Jazz Butcher Lyrics Goodnight Sweetheart


Goodnight Sweetheart
Now, Little Jake and I are going to use up ink and paper;
Write down the things we have seen.
It's been a long time due
And Little Jake and I don't want to leave it any later.
Don't be afraid ot what we might say:
It's too late anyway for you.

And we are loose dogs on the motorway.
And we are reserved if need be.
But here we are, screaming at the ambulance.
That truck had my name on it.

I never felt as truly happy as I did with you.
Took half a lifetime, worth every day!
That view of the river, the gatehouse, the temple,
The terraced row, the French chateau, the look that made me tremble.
I had a dream: Enfudu misery.
How could I know those broken creatures represented you and me!

There we were: Museum Street on Halloween.
There we were in stupid railway station bars.
And here we are, where life becomes impossible.
We want to be handled softly, kissed and told that we're worth something.

Goodnight, Sweetheart. Goodnight, Sweetheart.
Goodnight, Sweetheart. Goodnight, Sweetheart.

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The Highest in the Land
It's not often that an artist gets to do a Bowie by consciously carving their personal epitaph into the grooves of their final LP. The Highest in the Land is that rarity of an album, and it could not have been made by a more brilliantly poetic and fearlessly sarcastic writer than Pat Fish, also known as The Jazz Butcher.
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  • Lyrics questions
    michelle.greenhand[at] - Michelle / Portland, Maine US
    24May2022 12:29 PM (1 year 189 days ago)
    Does anyone know what "Enfudu" means? Thanks!
  • worth every day
    bao_ning[at] - Nick
    16Feb2022 4:19 AM (1 year 286 days ago)
    Thank you.

    Goodnight, Sweetheart.
  • Saving the best for...
    tom.super[at] - Thomas Super
    8Feb2022 12:54 AM (1 year 294 days ago)
    The last song on the last Jazz Butcher album. Released Feb. 4, 2022 here in the states, I've been playing the whole album, The Highest in the Land, and especially this song on a loop.

    Wrapping up his life story and looking back at the happy times shared with a loved one. "I never felt as truly happy as I did with you. Took half a lifetime, worth every day"

    And singing a universal truth, "We want to be handled softly, kissed an told we're worth something."

    Before signing off on repeat, "Goodnight Sweetheart" 4 times then a spoken "Goodnight"

    What a gift of music and more Pat Fish was to this world. Goodnight, indeed, Sweetheart.