Tell me, astro boy
What does it feel like to have no friends
To sit alone like this
Under your great starry sky
Before your glowing door
Tell me while I am here
Everything around, it’s lit by starlight now, beautiful
And sad beyond words, there’s death in this light
A clinging on through aeons, a breathing one’s last
Only drawn out through years of lonely time
Astro boy, how do you wait
and what have you to wait for?
Tell me, so I may sit and wait with you.
I am tired by all that I waited for
never having waited for me.
There is an empty solace in your galaxies
There is a bare truth.
If only I could lay my mind to sleep
And sit with you on your starlit ground
And watch your stars as ages float by.
But astro boy, I need to go
Into the light through your glowing door
Where there is no silence, darkness or respite
Only a waiting on all that won’t wait for you
I’ll be back, and we’ll sit and dream.
Wait for me.