Tic, toc, went the clock, and to my heart came darkness.
Tic, toc, went the clock and I realized I was finally alone
No one to kiss me good morning, no one to nurture me physically
Only mother to care for me
I felt sadness invade my soul
My mother was gone,
And to bed I would always go alone

My nephews became great men
having families of their own
Like, the one I once dreamed of,
my friends with their respectful wives,
and here I stood by myself, alone.

Used to suffering and being mistreated
Love came knocking at my door
I lacked the wisdom to recognize it
and it slipped away like air into a storm

Visited many different places, seen many different faces
And still can't find anything substantial to fill this void.
Here I stand waiting for the Lord to collect my soul
Here my life will be shown
will I be proud of all my acquisitions,
Will I be proud of the life I've lived?
I'm far away from home.

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