Stay by my side , as my light grows dim , as my blood slows down and my nerves shatter with stabbing pain , as my heart grows weak and the wheels of my being turn slowly , Stay by my side , as my fragile body is racked by pain , which verges on truth , and manic time continues , scattering dust and furious life bursts out in flames , Stay by my side , as I fade , so you can point to the end of my struggle , and the twilight of eternal days , at the low dark edge of life .