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  1. The Waiting

From the album The Haunts of Youth

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Lyrics

Oh, my mother,
I was born only moments before you died and they carried you away
Sent to walk alone - for my father was unknown
upon these streets will I walk and I'll lay

All alone, alone
An orphan on my own
Until the pale moon shines upon my grave

Mother, how I've tried to be your joy and pride
but failures come so naturally to me
In all this sin I find passing before my eyes
I pray, soon one day, I'll be redeemed

Because I'm alone, alone
An orphan on my own
Until the pale moon shines upon my grave
All alone, hollow flesh and bone
The world's a waiting room for judgement day

Oh, I'll see the sunshine some bright morning
So I'll timidly smile, for I know in awhile I'll be free
I'll bloody my feet on this gravel where I walk and sleep until then
Oh Lord, until then
Then my mother, you'll be joined by a broken, wounded boy
When the angels have carried me away