My very closest friend
Who will be with me in the end?
He walks beside me every day
Watching as I make my way
Through the paths of life.
He holds my hand on slippery slope
He tells me there really is no hope
Because in the very end
He is my only friend
He tells me no lies.
As I struggle I wonder why
I put off the day that I
Will surrender to his embrace
And let him take me to that place
Where no more I will cry.
I should just surrender now
To his power I should bow
Drop my shield give up the fight
I think that's what would be right
For me to surrender and die.
In death I will find my peace
In death I will find sweet release.
For he is my one true friend
The one who stands with me in the end
Of my useless wasted life.
The depths of my longing are real
And I cannot help but feel
As I seek his face each day I live
I know in my heart that he will give
Me the lasting release from strife.
Yes, death is the friend I love so much
His embrace, his loving touch
Are what I long for every day
Oh sweet death, take me away
Forever in your arms to lie.