I married Isis on the fifth day of MayBut I could not hold on to her very longSo I cut off my hair and I rode straight awayFor the wild unknown country where I could not go wrong<quoted text>You are right, you don't understand poetry very well. The Cremation of Sam Magee is anything but sad! It is about hope and never giving up. It was quoted in an attempt to lighten the mood.
I came to a high place of darkness and lightDividing line ran through the center of townI hitched up my pony to a post on the rightWent into a laundry to wash my clothes down
A man in the corner approached me for a matchI knew right away he was not ordinaryHe said, "Are you lookin' for somethin' easy to catch?"I said, "I got no money", he said, "That ain't necessary"
We set out that night for the cold in the NorthI gave him my blanket and he gave me his wordI said, "Where are we goin'?", he said "We'd be back by the fourth"I said, "That's the best news that I've ever heard"
I was thinkin' about turquoise, I was thinkin' about goldI was thinkin' about diamonds and the world's biggest necklaceAs we rode through the canyons, through the devilish coldI was thinkin' about Isis, how she thought I was so reckless
How she told me that one day we would meet up againAnd things would be different the next time we wedIf I only could hang on and just be her friendI still can't remember all the best things she said
We came to the pyramids, all embedded in iceHe said, "There's a body I'm tryin' to findIf I carry it out it'll bring a good price"[ From: http://www.metrolyrics.com/isis-lyrics-bob-dy... ]'Twas then that I knew what he had on his mind
The wind it was howlin' and the snow was outrageousWe chopped through the night and we chopped through the dawnWhen he died I was hopin' that it wasn't contagiousBut I made up my mind that I had to go on
I broke into the tomb but the casket was emptyThere was no jewels, no nothin', I felt I'd been hadWhen I saw that my partner was just bein' friendlyWhen I took up his offer I musta been mad
I picked up his body and I dragged him insideThrew him down in the hole and I put back the coverI said a quick prayer and I felt satisfiedThen I rode back to find Isis just to tell her I love her
She was there in the meadow where the creek used to riseBlinded by sleep and in need of a bedI came in from the East with the sun in my eyesI cursed her one time then I rode on ahead
She said, "Where ya been?", I said, "No place special"She said, "You look different", I said, "Well, I guess"She said, "You been gone", I said,"That's only natural"She said, "You gonna stay", I said, "If you want me to, yes"
Isis, oh, Isis, you mystical childWhat drives me to you is what drives me insaneI still can remember the way that you smiledOn the fifth day of May in the drizzlin' rain