[verse 1] C C Lo and behold your mother is drinking again. C C This might be the coldest winter since records began. C C You were a lone moon steady with wintry cold, C C Leading the children softly across the fold. [verse 2 - same] Each morning you'd march your sisters like soldiers to school, Cause lo and behold your father had drunk all the fuel. You are a lone moon steady with wintry cold, Somewhere inside the fire of your youth went dark. [bridge] Am C But you swear blind, there is no weight in the water pail. Am C You say, "My love, you take the cards that you're dealt." Am C Cause there's no guiding light arching a line to Bethlehem. Am C If it's dark outside you light the fire yourself. [chorus] Am Darlin' when the ice caps melt, C When the devil's in the bible belt, C Don't cower in your bed. Am I'll be on the 5-4-5, C You can meet me at the railway line, C Don't look so scared. Em C Cause we've been through worse than this before we could talk. Am C The trick of it is, don't be afraid anymore. Am C Oh the trick of it is, don't be afraid anymore.