One by one, they followed the sun

One by one, until there were none

Two by two, to their lovers they flew

Two by two, into the foggy dew

Three by three, they danced on the sea

Four by four, they danced on the shore

Five by five, they tried to survive

Six by six, they were playing with tricks

How many paths did they try and fail?

How many of their brothers and sisters lingered in jail?

How much poison did they inhale?

How many black cats crossed their trail?

Seven by seven, they headed for heaven

Eight by eight, they got to the gate

Nine by nine, they drank the wine

Ten by ten, they drank it again

How many tomorrows have they given away?

How many compared to yesterday?

How many more without any reward?

How many more can they afford?

Two by two, they stepped into the ark

Two by two, they step in the dark

Three by three, they’re turning the key

Four by four, they turn it some more

One by one, they follow the sun

Two by two, to another rendezvous