Those were the only days of the night,
When he was born, came into sight,
The only moments that the sun did shine,
Those days when you said that you were mine.
When hope and joy lit up our eyes,
The new born babe lit up our skies.
When the world did open it’s womb to embrace,
The love of God for the human race.
When the earth and nature sang with joy,
The birth of the baby, be it girl or boy.
Hope came on to the dark path,
Something new shining on in the dark.
And now it’s mixed with fear and tears,
The suffering lamentations of a thousand years.
Mixed with death of love and hope,
Mixed with pain, a sinking boat.
What the hell, I shout and scream,
What the hell, is this hell’s dream?
When doors open to the light of the day,
Another one closes and takes you away!
You were born deep in a cave, silent and still,
You died in pain, nailed up on the hill.
Born in the joy of a thousand songs,
Dead on the cross of a million wrongs.
What is this story you sing in my ears?
What is the meaning of my tears?
What is right and what is wrong?
Where does reason and truth belong?
My heart drilled through with a thousand spears,
My mind is lost, drowned in my tears.
Is it me or is it you,
Who left behind this dirty old shoe?
Why is birth and death be joined?
Joy and sorrow, in sequence do follow.
Meaning and absurdity are my bread and butter,
My mind a frozen tear in the gutter.
And is there’s no right to be,
No right to be wrong,
No right to find a rhythm for my unsingable song.
When heaven and earth do finally meet,
When we eventually rise to stand on our feet,
The sky turns black and the sun does fall,
When we behold the real meaning of it all.
When we can lift our eyes to look at the hill,
Your heavenly throne, and your cup unfilled.
Your body hung limp high in the sky,
As people go on laughing and passing by.
The night falls on the old burnt tree,
Is it you or is it me,
Who died on this cross,
God on his knee.