I Made A Date (with an open vein)

I made a date with an open vein
But rain falls down on everyone
And with scarlet matter emblazoned your name
How long, shrouded stranger, how long?
I lived the life of an ascetic seer
But rain falls down on everyone
And made it to heaven but she wasn’t there
How long, shrouded stranger, how long?
So I bailed out of that gold fucking cloud
But rain falls down on everyone
T’was meat coloured wings that delivered me down
How long, shrouded stranger, how long?
If I were a vengeful God but you weren’t to blame
But rain falls down on everyone
I would build you an ark and then pray for the rain
How long, shrouded stranger, how long?
And when I die my tombstone will say
But rain falls down on everyone
He died mostly in Love and lived mostly in Hate
How long, shrouded stranger, how long?

How long? Not so long
Till death knocks at your door
As the rain falls on everyone