Lock the door my one son
Soon it will be all done
They’ll be coming for me shortly
There’s blood upon the streets tonight
You should know I’ve done no crime
But this will be the last time
We can sit by the fire
And I can tell you what you need to learn//

I shiver ‘cause it’s understood
Shiver when the day is good
Shiver at the very sight
Shiver ‘cause I know I’m right//

You’re young but you’re able
To put food upon the table
Now your mother will need you
Your sister won’t understand
And in the years that follow
If you’re lost and hollow
Remember why they stole me
Because they couldn’t take my soul//

And I shiver for the love we give
Shiver for the life we live
Shiver when I look at you
Shiver ‘cause you’ll make it through//

Don’t carry ‘round the weight
Of a vengeful hate
Soon you’ll become the ones
For whom we sit and wait//

Hear the slow clock ticking
Like a trigger clicking
Footsteps in the alley
The wolves are upon our door
And your tears flow free
But don’t fear for me
You’ll be my keeper
A ghost is what they’ll get//

And I shiver at the very thought,
Shiver ‘cause it’s all we’ve got
Shiver when the sky turns black
And I shiver
‘Cause I won’t be back
I shiver ‘cause I won’t be back
Shiver’ cause I won’t be back
I shiver ‘cause I won’t be back//