I'm both blesséd and curséd that we found each other
you're the queen of my heart, but you got here too late
You've the depths of my soul, but I'm sworn to another
in our very first kiss I could taste of my fate
our love like atlantis grew fair all around us
with towers and battlements built high in vain
for I could not but hear the sussurant sound of
the sea that the walls could no longer contain
I lied ever harder to keep out the ocean
but i'm borne far away by my oath and my kin
so he lulls you with soft whispered words of devotion
as I lie awake feeling the waves rolling in.
oh lady, fair lady atlantis.
i'm adrift on an empty horizon and there is no shore.
so sea, take me down, please show me no more.
our oasis of gold could have lasted the ages
as evening fell we would tryst in the square
your sweet cries of love flew like doves freed from cages
fluttering up thru the cool desert air
once I was king but now i am a pauper
begging a glimpse of the glories within
My place in your palace usurped by another
fmy sceptre is broken, my crown made of tin
and when night finally falls i can feel you together
he's erasing me slow with his mouth and his hands
our oasis is being devoured by the desert
the halls of our temple are filling with sand.
oh lady, dear lady oasis.
i'm athirst in this waste and there's nothing left here to defend
so sun strike me down: just let it all end.