Out of the land of shadows and darkness
We were returning towards the morning light
Almost in reach of places I knew
Escaping the ghosts of yesterday
You were behind me following closely
"Don't turn around now, I heard you whisper in my ear
"If you should turn now, all that you won
Will vanish just like a passing dream"
Just on the very verge of the morning
Daylight was dawning, freedom was but a step away
Now with the deep dark river behind us
What could go wrong if I stayed strong in mind?
What was the sudden lapse into madness
What was the urge that turned my head around to look at you?
What was the stubborn will to destroy
The love and the joy I nearly held?
Three times the thunder roared in my ears
In all of my years I'll see that lost look in your eyes
As, with a sigh like smoke in the wind
You slipped from my grasp into the waiting shadows
So much I longed to say, but my touch found
Only the empty air and a black nights coldness
Into another world you entered
And never again I can reclaim you