Marcy's Lament

05:26

Lyrics

 

What horizon

I could not fathom

Such a heavy hand

Your heart has grown cold

WIth fantasies broken

You are a sad and foolish man

 

Oh Tom WIlly don't you cry for me

I'm floating now on a wine dark sea

I care not that you murdered me

But how I fear for your babies three

 

Blind and jealous

you could not keep me

from another's bed

And now your family 

is hiding in shadows

far from the one who's really dead

 

Oh Tom WIlly don't you cry for me

I'm floating now on a wine dark sea

I care not that you murdered me

But how I fear for your babies three

 

All that moonlight

empty promise

of time well spent

And as you held me

under the water

I did not know what it meant

 

Oh Tom WIlly don't you cry for me

I'm floating now on a wine dark sea

I care not that you murdered me

But how I fear for your babies three

 

Earthbound sorrow

is your fortune

such a heavy cross

But all your hatred

has poisoned your reason

a domino game of loss

 

Oh Tom WIlly don't you cry for me

I'm floating now on a wine dark sea

I care not that you murdered me

But how I fear for your babies three

 

Cold and weeping

wrapped in failure

you're a lonely man

But please be careful

to spare all your children

from what you cannot understand

 

Oh Tom WIlly don't you cry for me

I'm floating now on a wine dark sea

I care not that you murdered me

But how I fear for your babies three

 

(From the album Multitudes)

music & lyrics by James Houlahan

published by Gumbo Luvah Music