Sweet Illusions

Lyrics: Ryan Adams et al
Music: Ryan Adams et al

A Ryan Adams song sung by Joan Osborne with Phil Lesh and Friends in 2005.

Let me go, I'm only letting you down
I got nothing to say to you now
Lose the feelings that are weighing me down
When I'm safe

It's turning morning, all the birds sing
I'm not complicating anything
I'll have another, then I'll go to bed
But I'll dream of you

'Cause it's almost over
Yeah it's almost gone

I can feel the sweet illusion coming
Sweet confusion, honey
Sweet illusion coming down
And I ain't got nothing but love for you now

You and I used to shine like a jewel
But time's been nothing to us but cruel
So play it out and never play the fool
'Cause you'll lose every time

We were nothing, we were only the past
Hard times like that don't last
I've been forgiven, I've been surpassed
By my heart
Have you?

'Cause it's almost over
Yeah it's almost gone

I can feel the sweet illusion coming
Sweet confusion, honey
Sweet illusion coming down
And I ain't got nothing but love for you

Love for you that I can't use
Lonely nights multiplied by the blues
I can't resolve

You never knew me but I did my best
I'm just lonely inside I guess
You gave me everything, you really tried
Thanks

If we were nothing and we're only the past
Well I'm just living in a dream I guess
A long black dream that takes me down the river to you

Where it's almost over
And it's almost gone

I can feel the sweet illusion coming
Sweet confusion, honey
Sweet illusion coming down

I can feel the sweet illusion coming
Sweet confusion, honey
Sweet illusion coming down
And I ain't got nothing but love for you now
Ryan Adams Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     2005 Cold Roses Ryan Adams and the Cardinals