I wanted to make you stronger
Now I just want to feel strong
I wanted to make it better than this
Now it feels all wrong

I wanted you to be a mother
I wanted our daughters and sons
I wanted to make a life for them
Now they are all gone

I wanted to keep us together
Now I am dying alone
I wanted to make it longer than this
The ships aren’t sailing home

I wanted to taste the water
I wanted my heart to feel numb
I wanted the break to wash over this
Now the dark has come


Retrieve for me a memory,
oh hound of winter grey.
I’ll give to you a favored treat,
if you teach her how to stay.

Believe in me, an enemy,
as ground withers away.
I’ll lift you up off of your feet,
I’ll forever be your stray.