[verse 1] D G Lo and behold your mother is drinking again. D G This might be the coldest winter since records began. D G You were a lone moon steady with wintry cold, D G Leading the children softly across the fold. [verse 2 - same] Each morning you'd march your sisters like soldiers to school, Cause lo and behold your father had drunk all the fuel. You are a lone moon steady with wintry cold, Somewhere inside the fire of your youth went dark. [bridge] Em D But you swear blind, there is no weight in the water pail. Em D You say, "My love, you take the cards that you're dealt." Em D Cause there's no guiding light arching a line to Bethlehem. Em D If it's dark outside you light the fire yourself. [chorus] Em Darlin' when the ice caps melt, G When the devil's in the bible belt, D Don't cower in your bed. Em I'll be on the 5-4-5, G You can meet me at the railway line, D Don't look so scared. Bm D Cause we've been through worse than this before we could talk. Em D The trick of it is, don't be afraid anymore. Em D Oh the trick of it is, don't be afraid anymore.