She's watching at the window

For a glimmer of silver,

For a triumphant strain,

For the flash of a sword,

For the clap of a horse

This soulful day vigil.

She's still watching at the window

For diminishment of sorrow,

For a cease of misery,

For a break in her tears,

For a soul to ascend

This restless night vigil.

She's waiting at the window

For word of a battle

For a letter in the mail,

For a sign of life.

For a day together once again

This patient day-to-day routine.