We were together since we were five She was so pretty Emma was a star in everyone's eyes And when she said she'd be a movie queen Nobody laughed A face like an angel She could be anything
Emmaline Emma, Emmaline I'm gonna write your name high on that silver screen Emmaline Emma, Emmaline I'm gonna make you the biggest star this world has ever seen
At seventeen we were wed I'd work day and night To earn our daily bread And every day Emma would go out Searching for that play That never, ever came her way You know sometimes she'd come home So depressed I'd hear her crying in the back room Feel so distressed And I'd remember back when she was five To the words that used to make Emmaline come alive It was : "Emmaline, Emma, Emmaline, I'm gonna write your name high on that silver screen. Emmaline, Emma, Emmaline I'm gonna make you the biggest star this world has ever seen."
It was a cold and dark December night When I opened up the bedroom door To find her lying still and cold Upon the bed A love letter lying on the bedroom floor It read : "Darling I love you, But I just can't keep on living on dreams no more. I tried so very hard not to leave you alone. I just can't keep on trying no more."