From The Underworld
Out of the land of shadows and darkness
we were returning towards the morning light
Almost in reach of places I knew
escaping the ghosts of yesterday
You were behind me following closely
“Don’t turn around” I heard you whisper in my ear
“If you should turn now, all that you won
will vanish just like a passing dream.”
Just on the very verge of the morning,
daylight was dawning, freedom was but a step away
Now with the deep dark river behind us,
what could go wrong if I stayed strong in mind
What was the sudden lapse into madness,
what was the urge that turned my head around to look at you?
What was the stubborn will
to destroy the love and the joy I nearly held?
Three times a thunder roared in my ears
In all of my years I’ll see that lost look in your eyes.
As with a sigh like smoke in the wind
you slipped from my grasp into the waiting shadows
so much I longed to say,
but my touch found only the empty air and a black nights coldness.
Into another world you have passed
and never again can I reclaim you