We Six Remained (from Getting Me Back)
If I should die before I wake…
Run little hamster,
I pray the Lord my soul to take
run as fast as you can.
Sister, did you see the man,
the one with the bloody stone?
Brother did you feel the pain,
when the bullet hit the bone?
Cousin did you smell the smoke,
did you lie so still and quiet?
Uncle did you hear him choke
as the flames rolled over Zion?
Father could you hear their screams,
do they haunt you late at night?
Mother did you see their dreams
before the dreadful plight?
A precious linctus to make me feel
Another to help me sleep
And if God can hear a dead man’s prayers,
I pray my soul to keep.
Now I lay me down to rest
among the torn and drained
where millions died beneath the crest
yet, we six remained.