While the Wolves Sleep

Night arrives like a faceless need
To rob light from young lovers
Like you and me.

Come steal away with me, my love
Steal softly away with me
Out your chamber window, love
Come steal away with me.

I climbed six smoking mountains, love
Crossed eight bottomless seas
Sneaked past the fountain of the serpent, love
Braved a forest of hangman’s trees
All to come before you tonight, on my knees.

For tonight, my love, we may run and find
The land of our origin
Tonight, while the waves climb most high
And crash most deep
Tonight, my love, while the wolves sleep.

They say the wolves are eternally hungry
And that they eternally feed
They lay themselves down and drink
Of young lovers’ needs
And all the while that they howl
All we can do is bleed

But tonight, my love, tonight is a special night
For all the fools like you and me
Because tonight, my love
Is the night when the wolves sleep

(It’s for you, tonight
The way the clouds cry
Just like you they shed infinite tears
Without ever knowing why)

No, do not fear the cold, my love
It’s far warmer outside
Though your castle is more comfortable
It is so only through lack of wather
I’ll show you a place
Where no one hides from the rain

And yet…you do not come

Do not fear, love, do not fear
In that other land we’ll be immortal, love
The wolves cannot touch us there

And yet…you do not come

Hurry, love! 
The hour’s end is nigh
The slumber of the wolves is a restless one
And they dream with open eyes

Still…you will not come

Now the hour has passed
The wolves return to the hunt
We’ve lost our chance
Missed the time when all young lovers can abandon their beds
And dance

And yet…and yet…

Do not fear, my love, for time is weak
While our love is strong
I’ll go but my absence won’t be long
I will return again.

Across six smoking mountains I will come, love
Eight bottomless seas
Past the fountain of serpent
Through a forest of hangman’s trees
I’ll come to you again, my love
On my knees.

We’ll run away together
While the waves climb most high
And crash most deep
The night when the wolves sleep.