A beautiful instrumental version is available on GrooveShark

Autumn Song


My journey home was long and slow through autumn leaves and frost

The days are growing shorter and colder

Come comfort me a little for I am so sad and lost

and suddenly I'm feeling much older

And never have I seen how the nighttime wins the day

I start thinking of my life and my mission

So many plans I had and so much I had to say

and so little did I bring to fruitition


Hurry, my darling, come hurry to love me

Waste not a moment of darkening day

Light our candles it's close to the evening

Last days of summer are slipping 'way


I'm looking for that feeling we once had that we have lost

A feeling you could help me to regain

The summer is too short and all too soon will come the frost

All too soon will come the cold and the rain

And maybe you'll come by 'ere the twilight turns to blue

to make everything the way it was before

And maybe we will think of some things for us to do

To make our gardens blossom once more


Hurry, my darling, come hurry to love me

Waste not a moment of darkening day

Light our candles it's close to the evening

Last days of summer are slipping 'way


The storm is blowing harder and I have to shut the door

I’m still thinking of you in this evening hour

I may be loving less than I used to love before

but you don't really know half my power

Staring at the beacons along the windy coast

Where ships endure the whitecaps and the weather

Now caring and sharing are things that matter most

In getting through these hard times together


Hurry, my darling, come hurry to love me

Waste not a moment of darkening day

Light our candles it's close to the evening

Last days of summer are slipping 'way