i hide my face behind dark blue lace
since my angel fell from heaven’s grace
i see her walking by the stream
i see her there, but it’s just a dream
i hear her calling in the night
recite, she tells me. recite! recite!
but i’ve no words that they would hear
i’m just a shadow of despair
the demons cast from heaven’s light
burn forever in satan’s night
and i have joined their numbers now
i became a demon too, somehow
you see, late one night i shot a star
i killed it before it rose too far
but then i found that stars have wings
my guardian angel was one of those things!
and i killed her. i shot her dead.
i shot her clean, straight through her head.
and now i live in solitude
i forsook the heaven’s most sacred rule
i hide my face from mortals’ eyes
i burn in sin in my disguise
and every day, i spend it crying
for, in the sun, i see her dying
i feel her sweet light slip away
for i shot her dead, just yesterday