The Siren's Lament
"haul thy anchor, set thy sail
and journey by the sea.
follow my longing, loving wail
to hold and be with me.
seek me by the waters deep
where waves kiss harsh the moon.
upon a reef here high and steep
i hum my lonesome tune.
no day goes by where i don't long
for thy so soothing touch.
my voice it trembles in my song
i miss you oh so much.
no night goes by without a tear
joining the sea below.
i need, i want, must have you near
and never let you go."
when from afar i saw thy ship,
my hopes rose like the tide.
with swelling heart and quaking lip
i've wished you to my side.
i've begged the winds thy sails to fill,
the waves to push thy stern.
hasten thy ship onwards until
i'd have for what i yearn.
but my desire made me blind,
took all my cares away.
so drunk with love as out of mind
the price i've had to pay.
words alone can't speak my grief
oh how my heart was maimed,
when thy ship crashed into the reef
and by the sea was claimed.
i've sought you by the waters deep
below the moonbeam cast
where you've succumbed to final sleep,
my first love and my last.
thy body from the depths i've raised
and on my isle interred,
then finally the sea I faced
and made my woe be heard.
my voice swelled to a dire dirge,
cacophony of pain.
the waves they roared up with a surge
and hard down beat the rain.
unending tears spring from my eyes,
give birth to restless waves.
The wind it echoes all my cries,
the storm it madly raves.
yet too i sing of love that's lost,
of my affection true,
and what my eagerness us cost
and my lament and rue.
the winds they mourning spread my word
of longing and remorse.
sometimes by sailors it is heard
who then for here set course.
for they are blind as i once was;
of love they are a thrall.
my warnings they ignore because
love fools makes of us all.
hundreds have here sunk their ships
and each of them i mourn.
an endless song bring forth my lips
here on my isle forlorn...