Beloved Wife

From the album Tigerlily

You were the love for certain of my life; you were simply my beloved wife. I don’t know for certain how I’ll live my life, now alone without my beloved wife, my beloved wife. I can’t believe I’ve lost the very best of me.

You were the love for certain of my life; you were simply my beloved wife. I don’t know for certain how I’ll live my life, now alone without my beloved wife, my beloved wife. I can’t believe I’ve lost the very best of me.

You were the love for certain of my life, for fifty years, simply my beloved wife. 
With another love I’ll never lie again. It’s you I can’t deny; it’s you I can’t defy. A depth so deep into my grief without my beloved soul, I renounce my life as my right now alone without my beloved wife, my beloved wife.

My love is gone; she suffered long in hours of pain. My love is gone and 
now my suffering begins. My love is gone; would it be wrong if I should surrender all the joy in my life and go with her tonight? Would it be wrong if I should turn my face away from the light and go with her tonight?

Natalie Merchant / Indian Love Bride ©1995