Was a long and dark December From the rooftops I remember There was snow White snow Clearly I remember From the windows they were watching While we froze down below When the future's architecture By a carnival of idiots on show You'd better lie low If you love me Won't you let me know? Was a long and dark December When the banks became cathedrals And the fog Became God Priests clutched onto bibles Hollowed out to fit their rifles And the cross was held aloft Bury me in armor When I'm dead and hit the ground My nerves are poles that unfroze If you love me Won't you let me know? I don't want to be a soldier Who the captain of some sinking ship Would stow Far below So if you love me Why'd you let me go? I took my love down to violet hill There we sat in snow All the time she was silent and still So if you love me Won't you let me know? If you love me Won't you let me know?