Come to me children, dears
Can't you hear me weep?
Desperate cries pierce the blackest night
Rouse you from contented sleep.
I've yearned so long to hold you,
Wrapped tight in deaths embrace,
I beseech pale, waif like hands
Come, forgive my once foolish mistake.
Sacrificed such delicate innocence
To loves unrequited lure.
For one heartless man I gave it all
So his hand I could secure.
To prove I loved him beyond all things
I cast you to the waters depths
Gave up those I'd held most dear
And pray new love could heal regret.
My sacrifice though did not appease,
Condemned by my own desire.
For my crime I had to repent,
Ignite my own funeral pyre.
But now I search for my lost darlings,
Every long and lonesome night,
Along the banks at the rivers side
Where I'd held you out of sight.
Come back to me please children, dears
My cries are want to lead you home.
Join me at the rivers side
And together let's fall beneath the flow.