I lie alone and cold at night,
The burning candle's dimming light
A gentle sight here in the dark,
I wait for yet another spark.
A light as bright as my love for you,
A light so gentle, pure, and true.
A light that might guide you here to me.
I wait alone and hope you'll see.
But you're far, far and gone.
Still I wait for your return.
I need you here close by my side.
I need somewhere to run and hide.
The world is against me and I am alone.
Without you here I have no home.
Please see this light and hear my plea.
Oh please, my love, come back to me.
Come back and hold me in your arms.
Keep me safe from every harm.
And when the darkness has all passed,
You will stay here, home at last.
The candle's light is nearly gone,
And I fear my life is almost done.
But you'll return before the end,
My long true love, my lasting friend.