Onyx wore a ring on two fingers
one on either side
Saying they brought him all kinds of powers
like in mythical times
Onyx dressed in Sicilian leather
I liked him for his style
And he'd step out in the wind and the rain
to meet me with a smile
Saying, "Hi" "Hello, Onyx"

A friend of mine, she did warn me about him
said he had her up against a wall
but I didn't listen, I already knew
he had a terrible side and a terrible mind
People, they told me the things that he'd done
and I would never believe
'cause he was never like that with me

Fathers, be warned, lock up your daughters
We get drunk to the cruelest kind
Rider of the storm, unlock your door
and keep me warm with your gentlest side

See, Onyx and I was as black as each other
and needed no other, it began to smother him
and it began to smother me
Are you still thinking of me?
Yes, I'm still thinking about your love
It wasn't so easy to lie to Onyx
but it was whole-heartedly done

Said, Fathers, be warned, lock up your daughters
We get drunk to the cruelest kind
Rider of the storm, unlock your door
and keep me warm with your gentlest side

He said, drag your bones, go down to the river,
we get washed and wash the tears away
He said, drag your bones, go down to the river,
we get washed and wash the tears away
He said, drag your bones, go down to the river,
we get washed and wash the tears away

For a long time, I heard nothing from him
for almost a week and a half
He didn't have friends of the closest kind
to inquire for his whereabouts

Fathers, be warned, lock up your daughters
We get drunk to the cruelest kind
Rider of the storm, unlock your door
and keep me warm with your gentlest side

When the river calmed, they saw a body, his brown boots, in the thick black dirt.


Lyrics submitted by jay2lynne

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