My mother was a capricorn
My father was a thief
He stole her heart one summer's day
Then kissed her eyes to sleep
And as she dreamt he closed the door
And sailed for southern skies
And not a thing he left behind
Except for my sad blue eyes

I learned to live with the emptiness
That fell upon her like rain
I learned to live without the hope
I knew would be in vain
She prayed each night as darkness fell
And she sat in her room all alone
That a ship would anchor in the bay
And bring my faher home

Then yesterday a letter came
It smelled of salt and sea
He said he sometimes had regrets
And thought of her and me
He prayed each night as darkness fell
And no one else was in sight
That a star would fall in capricorn
And kiss his eyes goodnight