Lanterns on the Shore

Unbroken by starlight black skies star us down

We stand with lanterns on the banks of the ocean

The last beacon as you leave the town

Unnoticed our eyes are innocent, without emotion

In featureless nightgowns we watch the passing ships

That carry the ambitious, the curious and the hopeful away

We hear the songs that will never pass our lips

Your tales of freedom are fading as you head for day

You can't take us with you we were born where night is king

We can't live on the opposite shore in a city of light

We are fearless because we have already lost everything

So standing on the sands we hold your ship in sight

Look back, just once and see the children's beams

We light the passage for your ship of dreams