From the recording Her Locket Made of Gold

Pete Silva is a singer/songwriter/poet and voice over artist from South County, Rhode Island.

Lyrics

Her Locket Made of Gold – Pete Silva

With her long brown hair and deep dark eyes
She’s alive - and so strong
She touched my hand and talked of God
Saying He’s her only love
I asked her how you can love someone
You can’t see, touch, or hear
So she points to a picture of the Sacred Heart
And kneels for a Gypsy prayer
They pay you thirty for a secret kiss
Just a nickel for your soul
Then she clutched her locket made of gold
That says "To My Love Without Hope”

Me I’m just an angry old sinner
Impossible to redeem
Lord knows I was never a winner
And I don’t deserve His relief
I’ve been bounced around my whole life
Like a pool ball on a baize
But she taught me kindness is the strangest thing
You don’t find till your dying days
Now you can’t fall in love with someone else’s heart
You can’t dream when you sleep alone
So I kissed her locket made of gold
That says "To My Love Without Hope”

Now Annie dreams of a modern life
As she whispers her rosary prayers
Saving souls in her grandmother’s Ball jars
She keeps down the basement stairs
Then one morning she made me listen
To the church bells' Sunday toll
That's when I knew I could love her
With my whole heart and soul
I vowed I'd never love who she’s not
Then in my hand to have and hold
I found her locket made of gold
That says "To My Love Without Hope”