I've been waiting here many years

And now I'm half dead

But I'll stay waiting until you return

Until you come back like you said

.

You kissed me when you went

Cheeks red and round with life

How was I supposed to know

What, on the fields of war, you'd sacrifice?

.

I bit my tongue

So I didn't call you back

I didn't know the next time we met

I'd be all in black

.

You sent a kiss to me from the carriage

Your love flew through the air

I opened my mouth to cry out

And the kiss is still trapped there