I Cannot Sit Sadly By Your Side
(Written by Zuoxiao Zuzhou, translated from Chinese to English by Eric Chen)

You throw away the gun.
Did I tell you what’s to be done?
I need it to kill just one.
And you said, “I cannot sit sadly by your side”.
And you said, “I cannot sit sadly by your side”.

I try to push open the door
just to see what came before,
but there is a body on the floor.
And you said, “I cannot sit sadly by your side”.
And you said, “I cannot sit sadly by your side”.

You brought back that guitar.
I told you I wanted it no more,
it only plays the songs that no one is asking for.
I cannot sit sadly by your side.
I cannot sit sadly by your side

I bust in to the room
not knowing really what to do,
so I reach down and tear out page two hundred and fifty two.
It reads, “ I can not sit sadly by your side”
It reads. “I can not sit sadly by your side”


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Last update: April 26, 2010
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