When I dived into the dirty moat
Well I wished I had my river boat
To protect me from the alligator

With hand to fight and one to float
Well I battled off my hungry foe
But they took from me both my hands

And in the castle I tried hard
To avoid being seen by any guard
But one saw me

And he had his weapon; I just had my legs
And he sliced the lips right from my face
But I kicked him down

Because it's hard to be afraid
When the man, he loves his maid

And bleeding from my open sores
Smelling blood, the rodents swarmed
Like cicadas

And I shook them from my ravaged flesh
But they ate the eyes right from my head
And I went blind

So I put my back against the wall
And I felt my way down every hall
Until I found the stairs to your high tower

And I slowly made out every step
Careful not to break my neck when I came to your door
And heard you singing

My whole life, my love
Oh, I have waited forever
You could have died, but you've come
That we will run like a river
And your dried up blood
I see home, I see home, I see home

I said, my journey here was long and tough
And there is nothing left of me to love
But if you be my maid
I'll be your man

You said the earth is patient, but the oxen slow
What's in the ground today, tomorrow will grow
And I will be right here

Lyrics submitted by caseyrunn

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