Over the times
I’ve wiped my hands
I’ve looked around
I’ve been down and out
It is time for the wind to blow my way
Yet, it is also time for the curtains to fall!


I’ve screamed. I’ve coughed.
They’ve spilt my blood.
I’ve been locked behind bars.
It is time for the keys to come my way.
Yet, it is also time for the curtains to fall!


They slashed my skin and beat me up
I’ve cried in nothingness
I’ve watched the shadows
It is time for me to breathe free again
Yet, it is also time for the curtains to fall!


I’ve written on the walls the songs I sang
I’ve been hungry, worn out
I’ve reached the end of it all
It’s time for salvation to take me away
Yet, it is also time for the curtains to fall!


I’ve waited with empty eyes.
I’ve heard the silence of my sleep
It’s beginning to come to an end
It’s time for the show to begin
Yet, it is also time for the curtains to fall!


Off the ground they will take me
And this is all I ever wanted to be
Just wishing it could have been,
a little sooner, after all.
For it is the time to dance on my feet.
Yet, it is also time for the curtains to fall!

SAMEEN