What happened, my friend Emmy?
I wish I had taken care of you
More than I ever did.
We grew up together and shared so many dreams,
Went to the same school, lucky to be called
scholars of the people.
We were poor, but the future was bright.
I took care of you, coming and going, where we stayed
away from home,
Until we drifted apart, no longer close friends.
One day I saw you.
There was no light in your eyes,
You had marks in your arms
There was no joy in your voice,
You were in front of me but had a far away look.
What happened my friend?
What did they do to you?
Did they hurt you? What happened?
I could not fathom, even as I tried to find out.
I tried to find out, God knows I tried
But I had no answer.
So many years later, I got the answer
Something did happen,
Something an innocent girl did not deserve.
Hey Emmy, I wish I had looked after you
A lot more than I did.
I wished you fulfilled the hopes we had
Oh Emmy my friend,
You could have been all that you had hoped for,
You and me, we had our dreams then,
We grew up together,
I wish I had looked after you more.