How Long---

How long before the sun sets on our evening?
How long before it dies down under the earth?
How long?
Oh, how long?

How long before my breath is taken from me?
How long before it creates all this great hurt?
How long?
Oh, how long?

Sleep my dear child
Underneath the stars
Wonder my child
About my haunted life

Breathe my dear child
In the hidden dark
Cry my dear child
Over all my lost time

(Music)

How long before daylight dries my frozen tears?
How long before the grave opens up to me?
How long?
Oh, how long?

How long before the ghosts bring back all my fears?
How long before I can finally sleep?
How long?
Oh, how long?

Look my dear child
At the chandelier
Whisper my child
Unto my frozen heart

Imagine child
A world without pain
Dream my dear child
Unto the broken stars

How long?
Oh, how long?

(Music)

Tears in my eyes
For the broken girl
Changing her time
Of death

Blood on my hands
For the dying boy
Taking his
Final breath

(Music)

How long before my life flashes before me?
How long before the deathclock strokes to my time?
How long?
Oh how long?

How long?
Oh, how long?