Cassandra

Down in the street
they're all singing
and shouting
staying alive
though the city is dead
hiding their shame
behind hollow laughter
while you are crying
alone on your bed
Pity, Cassandra
that no-one believed you
but then again you
were lost from the start
now we must suffer
and sell our secrets
bargain, playing smart
aching in our hearts

Sorry Cassandra
I misunderstood
now the last day is dawning
some of us wanted
but none of us would
listen to words of warning
but on the darkest of nights
nobody knew how to fight
and we ere caught
in our sleep
Sorry Cassandra
I didn't believe
you really had the power
I only saw it as
dreams you would weave
until the final hour

So in the morning
your ship will
be sailing
now that your
father and sister
are gone
there is no reason
for you to linger
you're grieving deeply
but still moving on
You know the future
is casting a shadow
no-one else sees it
but you know your fate
packing your bags
being slow and thorough
knowing though you're late
that ship is sure to wait

Sorry Cassandra
I misunderstood
now the last day is dawning
some of us wanted
but none of us would
listen to words of warning
but on the darkest of nights
nobody knew how to fight
and we ere caught
in our sleep
Sorry Cassandra
I didn't believe
you really had the power
I only saw it as
dreams you would weave
until the final hour

I watched her ship
leaving harbour
at sunrise
sails almost slack
in the cool
morning rain
she stood on deck
just a tiny figure
rigid
and restrained
blue eyes filled with pain

Sorry Cassandra
I misunderstood
now the last day is dawning
some of us wanted
but none of us would
listen to words of warning
but on the darkest of nights
nobody knew how to fight
and we ere caught
in our sleep
Sorry Cassandra
I didn't believe
you really had the power
I only saw it as
dreams you would weave
until the final hour

I’m sorry Cassandra
I’m sorry Cassandra
I’m sorry Cassandra...

Copyright 1982 for the world by UNION SONGS AB, Stockholm, Sweden
Universal/Union Songs AB


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