Two maidens, two sisters, two beautiful twins
Have haunted my life for many years.
The one wore all white, the other all black.
They lived in my hopes and my fears,
They lived in my hopes and my fears.
The younger one had a heart oh so light,
She trembled, she cried, she rejoiced.
She has never sinned, she was innocent,
She loved and was loved in return,
She loved and was loved in return.
Her sister wore a dress that was color of night
And every man feared her until
They'd turn off the light, and she'd hold him tight,
And take him where he's never been,
And take him where he's never been.
They dance and they cry,
They sing and they smile,
In silence where he's never been,
In silence where he's always been.
They come in my dreams and look in my eyes,
They wonder what's holding me back
From breaking the bind, and leaving behind
My sorrows, my cries, my fears and my ties,
And letting the world fall apart,
And letting my world fall apart.
And in little hopes, little fears, little dreams
I don't live, I just dream that one day
The lady in white, and her sister in black —
The passion that burns, and the stillness of night
Will take me along in the night,
Will take me with them to the light.