Love came slowly, made me blind,
It grew within my darkened mind,
Till of her dreamt I all the time.
A fateful chance a deadly sign.
I played an empty lonely game,
Of stolen glances, secret pain
Till on that day my heart was shamed,
And tears fell from my eyes like rain.
She'll never know how long I dreamt,
Her skin, her hair, her lips, her scent
But now my hope is gone and spent,
These words shall be my sad lament.
"Well I'm a common working man, with a half of bitter, bread and jam and if it pleases me I'll put one on you man... when the copper fades away."