What did I say? What did I do?
To create a bond between the devil and you?
Who did I kill? Who did I maim?
Why did I become your victim of blame?
I cared for my children, I kept my promises too
I earned money to buy everything for you
Now emptiness and night sweats
They fill my sleeping mind with regrets
I worked all the hours that God sent me
Like a black slave strapped to a tree
But the same irons that had bound me
Will now not set me free
Who did I trash? Who did I burn?
What did I say to cause you so much concern ?
It’s getting dark now and I’m awaiting your call
All I know is I took a terrible fall
I’ve had a few good years, but I had to fight
There’s two kinds of world, darkness and light
My eyes are wide open and within my sight
The stars are now falling out of the night
I have tried every angle, every conceit
Every action ever known to succeed
Yet every time I find small crocks of gold
I’m left carrying lead and I’m growing old
I’m not ready to go, I will fight like a man
I will take with me everybody I can
I’m losing patience and I’m tired of this trial
I’m beginning to cry just like a small child
Take off your crown, come down off your throne
What we both did cannot now be undone
My sins of commitment were in the past
Life’s running short and time will not last