I saw you through my mother's hair in the night-filled nursery
I turned my head to see you clear but you passed away from me
the animal man with eyes that swam, you looked at me

I see you walking in the heathaze
always ahead of me

you visited my dreams & told me things that were to come
you whispered tales of endless waves that never see the sun
you told me of the miles of dust & everything I am

I looked for you in shadows, in the corridors of power
I listened for your breathing & I waited for your hour
all the time remembering the night I walked with you

I've waited all these nightmare days but I know the time will come
when all that's good & foul lies bare & blackened by the sun
& you & I will crawl outside & I'll see your face again