Seven days can be a long long time my friend
When you dream about the cold black chair with straps for both your hands
If you wonder what it's like to know your life will soon be gone
Your thoughts are mostly bout the things you wish you'd never done

Your face is there in the darkest night so clear upon my wall
Yet soon I know I'm to face the darkest night of all
For on my head they'll place the thing that brings eternal peace
Then death will be the way to make this ache inside me cease
A stolen kiss a warm embrace a secret rendezvous

They didn't seem so wrong that night when first I met you
Then there he was insane with rage to see you held so tight
I didn't mean to kill him when we had that awful fight
Seven days I've sat here thinking bout our sin
Seven days to realize the trouble that I'm in

Seven days to weigh the price the man will make me pay
Seven days to think bout the night you ran away
Then you were gone and he lay dead a smile upon his lips
He knew this was the last time you'd give him the slip

Knew too the price for stolen love was just too much to pay
Perhaps I too can smile like him when my life ebbs away
He's coming out to lead me on to that little cell-like room
I fancy your face is smiling as we walk through the gloom
Perhaps you've found another who wants a rendezvous

But I'll I'll bet he can't imagine the price of loving you
Seven days I've sat here thinking bout our sin seven days to realize the trouble I'm in
Seven days to weigh the price the man will make me pay
Seven days to think about the night you ran away