The sweet smell of a great sorrow lies over the land
Plumes of 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 curdled with fright
His knees have trembled given way in the night
His hand is weakend at the moment of truth
His step has faltered.
One world, one soul.
Time pass, the river rolls.
And he talks to the river of lost love and dedication
And silent replies that 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 silence that speaks so much louder than words,
Of promises broken.