If I Should Die (Lane Anita)

If I should die Before I wake Please dear friend My soul to take And if my eyes in freeze Embrace an unkind Vision of you Lock tight my lids With your lips fast kiss If you made her heart beat faster Steal from her just one throb Open my vein That corridor That sewer And whisper down the same First your breath Then your name One fine breath In that cold red nest That should rob That chamber Of its horror But if I in silence You cannot trust To have that word Rest in my blood's dust Throw the part away Then I shall not name you And if my mouth should open And I say I love you Put your fingers to my lips And push the soul Back in the hole Take my hair Bind tight your eyes and ears And as you take your leave So too take tight Her warm hand For she cannot hear me say Stay