wipe dirt and sweat from my brow, I surveyed the work and made my vow to stay with you through this season,
but i never listened to reason.
i'm gone forever—left you to grow.
now it's rotting vegetables—a fatal blow
the garden swept out in the undertow!
abandonment! and now i know:
I won't ever leave you again! you were my only friend!
now it is over and i count my regrets...
i look at myself and have nothing left...
i take to the shadows and forget what's been...
closing my eyes as the winter sets in...
i won't ever leave you again! you were my only friend!
i've done this so many times (shut out that impulse that binds)
i'll stay with you all next year—i promise—i promise to you!