So you've come back for Jennifer You know, she hides her face behind a veil I'm warning you Frankie, leave on the next train Your Jennifer she just isn't the same Quit waving that thing about! Come back! Come back and give me a chance to explain Your baby will never cry again.
So don't try to reach out And don't let the ship's flag down Point the figure-head at the storm And drive her hard upon Don't stop and don't stop And don't let the veil drop (Another ship ready to sail--the rigging is tight Tight like Jennifer's veil).
She drew the curtain on her face Ever since they came and burnt the old place down Why is she searching through the ashes? Why, only Jennifer knows that now. And the officer, without a word, Left all his junk and just moved out.
So don't try to reach out And don't let the ship's flag down Point the figure-head at the glass Smash! Smash! Into shards Don't stop and don't touch! And don't let the veil drop... Behind Jennifer's veil
Oh God! Frankie! Is that really you! Get back! Don't reach out! Get back, and get that lantern out of my room!
Don't try to reach out And don't let the ship's flag down Down, down over her, like a shroud
And let her sail on the sea like a stone. Don't touch and don't touch And don't let the veil drop Another ship ready to dock... The rigging comes loose...