Her dirge still echoes in these woods
mourning lingers in the vales
As the wind cries on the shore
her wailing can be heard

Mirthless is this wandering
through hollow days
Like a pale ghost I waste away
in this foul world

What sin do I atone for
in this dreadful way
Why the gods sneer at me
as I keep writhing in pain

Where has my dearest gone to
Where sings now my maiden fair
Beneath the darksome waters
Underneath the moonlit waves

Where is our ill-starred son
Where lies our poor stillborn child
Below the silent mound
In the arms of sacred earth

She became weary of the world
Tired of this marred life
Burdened with sorrow far to deep
A pain impossible to bear

There is no light
at the end of this blackened path
Calm again are
the sullen waters before me

If gods shall hearken to me
fate will be benign
I leave these woes behind
depart from these cares
For we shall be reunited
on the other side
I descend to my love
and caress her forevermore

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Ill-Starred Son song meanings
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