The sweet smell of a great sorrow lies over the land
Plums and smoke rise and merge into the leaden sky
A man lies and dreams of green fields and rivers,
But awakes to a morning with no reason for waking.
He's haunted by the memory of a lost paradise
In his youth or a dream, he can't be precise
He's chained forever to a world that's departed
It's not enough, it's not enough.
His blood has frozen and curdled with fright
His knees have trembled and given way in the night
His hand has weakened at the moment of truth
His step has faltered.
One world, one soul
Time pass, river roll...
And he talks to the river of lost love and dedication
And silent replies a swirl invitation
Flow dark and troubled to an oily sea
A grim intimation of what is to be.
There's an unceasing wind that blows through this night
And there's dust in my eyes that blinds my sight
And the silence that speaks so much louder than words,
Of promises broken...