we met when hope was so young
I took you from that drunken bum and held you like some father
and we both mourned for each other
we were so full or hope than you'd see
you'd be a dancer, and a singer me
you danced your dance and my sweet song was sung

I was wreckless, you were free
I took you 'round the world with me
so holy together, no devils could tear us apart

the lights were bright on Portland Street
and with the future at our feet we held onto each other
but somewhere lost our way

so long, my lover
it's over

who was that boy that you did see?
did having him bring you closer to me?
so blindly you swung from the hook that our love hung from
but retribution does come soon
two lovers in a hotel room
you danced your dance and my sweet song was sung

so long, my lover
it's over

fragile wings in a silver castle
and love that's wrought too hard and fast
I guess that's how it came to be
my dancing girl skipped away from me
I was blind, I could not see
the mirror cracked in front of me
darling girl, please understand:
there's no blood on your pretty hands

so long, my lover
it's over


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