I sang you to sleep after the lovin'
And brushed the tear from your eye
It was time to say goodnight, my love
It was time to say goodbye
Tomorrow I must fly back home, I said
And I promised not to cry.
I said you would always remain
Right here in my heart
That God would watch over us
So we'd never be apart.
I believed -- I was such a fool
But life sometimes is very cruel
Yes, I promised that I wouldn't cry
As I left you there to die.