Ten Killer Fairies

She took his hand
Said apologies aren't necessary
You've been a faithful man
Love and Honor are your legacy

Like to fix my hair
And put on my pretty Sunday dress
Cook you breakfast
It's a shame to leave the house a mess

And the baby's crying
And I push his face into my breast…and
Sing to him softly
This is for the best
But it's hard to face the older children
They know enough to understand
They soon will be delivered
Into Jesus' waiting hands

And the ten killer fairies
Won't pull us apart
And I will hold you here forever
Here in my sacred heart

And if the neighbors would just stop screaming
And accept this as their fate
The comforts in the dreaming
Of the paradise that waits
So let's gather up the family
And let's cover up their eyes
This is only temporary
And no need to say goodbye
And the ten killer fairies
Won't pull us apart
And I will hold you here forever baby
Here in my sacred heart

Well out here in the courtyard
The reflection of the sun
Off emotionless sunglasses
And the barrel of the gun

And I can hear the people laughing
Down at the carnival
And I wonder if they'll remember
How we lined against this wall
With dignity like soldiers
And forgiveness like the saints
Giving comfort to our children
With a silence like the martyrs and examples we've been made

And the ten killer fairies
Won't pull us apart
And I will hold you here
Here in my sacred heart

And our father who art in Heaven
Hallowed by thy name
Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done
Today…today

Take my hand now baby
Let's look out to the sea
To the tuna boats and dolphins
Let's taste the ocean breeze
And I will not stop weeping
I promised I'd be strong
Just tell me that you love me
Hold me in your arms
And it's funny I remember
When I was a little girl
How easy came the laughter
At the wonders of the world
And how one day I would marry
With a family of my own
But the time has come now baby
To take my family home

And the ten killer fairies
Won't pull us apart
And I will hold you here forever darling
Here in my sacred heart

Jerry Joseph