all 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 u run into them, u who've been travelling so long.
yes u who must leave everything that u cannot control.
it begins with ur family, but soon it comes around to your soul.
well i've been where u're hanging, i think i can see how you're pinned:
when u're not feeling holy, ur loneliness says that u'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 ur life is a leaf that the seasons tear off and condemn
they will bind u with love that is graceful and green as a stem.
when i left they were sleeping, i hope u run into them soon.
don't turn on the lights, u can read their address by the moon.
and u won't make me jealous if i hear that they sweetened ur 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.