If it should be I grow frail and weak, and pain should keep me from my sleep, then you must do what must be done.
You'll be sad I understand don't let your grief stay your hand, for this day your love and friendship stands the test.
We've had so many happy years, what is to come can hold no fears, would you want me to suffer?
So when the time comes ... let me go.
Take me where my needs they'll tend, just stay with me until the end, and hold me firm and speak to me until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time that you will see. it is a kindness you do for me. Although my tail it's last has waved, From pain and suffering I've been saved. Do not grieve it should be you who must decide this thing to do.
We've been so close we two these years Don't let your heart hold any tears.