Once, Twice, Three Times

Once, twice, three times,
I call out to you,
Searching for your shelter,
And for something that is true.

Once, twice, three times,
I bow my head and cry,
My tears as red as blood,
I bleed my frail soul dry.

Once, twice, three times,
I run away from this,
I'm running from my tears,
From death's foul, evil kiss,

Once, twice, three times,
I tear my heart to shreds,
Outside, I'm a screaming mess,
But inside I am dead.