I had a dream that Hades came
His ashen face so close to mine
Clasping his hands around my neck
And begging me for my soul,
For I belong in the world below.
I told him that my soul was gone
And to a girl it now belonged.
He laughed at me maniacally
Then shook the last life out of me
And led me to the underworld.
Along the Styx he rowed me down
And at the gates he promised me
Her and I would sit side by side
If I could wait an eternity.
I waited an eternity
In my prison dark and empty.
Although I could not play the Lyre
Or as sweet as Orpheus sing
I played the violin for him
I played for an eternity.
When at last her soul desecended
She was old and lifeless now
But with beauty still unfaded
She breathed life in me once more.
My patience pleased Persephone
And Hades was impressed with me,
He offered us return to earth
To live again as we were young
If in passage I could hold my gaze
From her until we saw the sun.
Along the Styx I row once more
And staring straight in front of me
I take her hand in mine at last,
I squeeze it and it is warm.
But as the light begins to brighten
She withdraws her hand from mine
I in fear steal the regretful glance
At her young again as she was.
And just like sweet Eurydice
She now dies again in front of me.