I could hear the shutters banging In my mother's house And the wind just kept blowing off the lake I ran down to the front door And told the ambulance man "Everything's all right here Sir There must be some mistake"
CHORUS 1 Saints preserve us We're all going down This ship is sinking in the sea Saints preserve us And carry us along For we may be together in eternity
My father was staring off into another world And my mother she was laying very still The baby was crying And I tried to block it out Then from somewhere deep inside me Came a deathly chill
CHORUS 2 Saints preserve us Wherever we might fall This is all too big a mystery I remember I was standing in the corner of the room Saying "Look at how she's leaving us So quietly so soon"
And in her final hour I saw her reaching up her hands Like she was asking to be taken high above us Didn't she love us?
ENDING CHORUS Saints preserve us Saints preserve us Wherever we may fall Saints preserve us Saints preserve us And carry us along