Lady weeping at the cro ssroads
Would you meet your lo ve
In tw ilight with his gr eyhounds
And the ha wk upon his glo ve?
Bribe the bird then on the bra nches
Bribe them to be du mb
Stare the h ot sun out of he aven
That the n ight may co me.
Starless a re the nights of tr avel
Bleak the winter wi nd;
Run with te rror all befo re you
And regret behi nd.
Run unti l you hear the o cean's
Everlasting cr y;
Deep though i t may be and bi tter
You must drink it d ry
Drink it dr y
Wear out patience in the lowest
Dungeons of the sea
Searching through the stranded shipwrecks
For the golden key
Push on to the world's end pay the
Dread guard with a kiss
Cross the rotten bridge that totters
Over the abyss.
There stands the deserted castle
Ready to explore;
Enter climb the marble staircase
Open the locked door.
Cross the silent empty ballroom
Doubt and anger past;
Blow the cobwebs from the mirror
See yourself at last.
Put your hand behind the wainscot
You have done your part;
Find the penknife there and plunge it
Into your false heart