You told me our love would last forever,
You said you'd be there when I needed you.
Our love was so strong nothing could sever
The bonds that held us, and you wanted to
Share my every fortune, joy, and sorrow,
Be with me in the bad times and the bad;
I could count on you to be there each tomorrow.
I could finally put aside sorrow and be glad.

But where were you,
When the darkness came to clam me?
Where were you
When I could stand this world no longer?
And where were you
When I pleaded for someone to save me?
Where were you
When I needed your love to make me stronger?

You promised me that you would never leave me
That what we had was far too good to waste,
And you said you wanted to move slowly,
For something like this should not be done in haste;
I was there when you went through your trouble:
When you needed a shoulder on which to cry;
When you called I was with you on the double
Throughout the years I was constantly by your side.

But where were you,
When the darkness came to clam me?
Where were you
When I could stand this world no longer?
And where were you
When I pleaded for someone to save me?
Where were you
When I needed your love to make me stronger?

In the end I found I had misjudged you:
To you new looks and charm meant more than love
In the end you proved to me your heart was untrue:
You abandoned me, left me, betrayed my love.
How quickly after a new lover you did sigh,
Forgetting all your promises so conveniently:
As a result I lost even the ability to cry,
For the pain you caused first hardened, then destroyed me.

But you were gone
When the darkness came to clam me
You were gone
When I could stand this world no longer
And you were gone
When I pleaded for someone to save me
You were gone
When I needed your love to make me stronger