Sisters Of Mercy

Oh, the sisters of mercy, they are not departed or gone

They were waiting for me when I thought that I just can't go on

And they brought me their comfort and later they brought me this song

Oh, I hope you run into them, you who've been travelling so long

 

Yes, you who must leave everything that you cannot control

It begins with your family, but soon it comes around to your soul

Well, I've been where you're hanging, I think I can see how you're pinned

When you're not feeling holy, your loneliness says that you've sinned

 

Well, they lay down beside me, I made my confession to them

They touched both my eyes and I touched the dew on their hem

If your life is a leaf that the seasons tear off and condemn

They will bind you with love that is graceful and green as a stem

 

When I left they were sleeping, I hope you run into them soon

Don't turn on the lights, you can read their address by the moon

And you won't make me jealous if I hear that they sweetened your night

We weren't lovers like that and besides, it would still be all right

We weren't lovers like that and besides, it would still be all right