February 2011

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Two Distant Lights (Original Version)

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If you keep your eyes on the distant lights

Mine will turn there with them

If you speak your words with the sweetest grace

I'll follow in your rhythm

And even if you waver

I won't even know

You're a candle in the frosted glass

On a night of wind and snow

I may never have told you

This may be the very first time

But every look and every word

Falls as softly as the first

Like sun on snow when time stands still

To me you always shine.

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Let me have one more chance to take your hand

We won't be here forever

Though we have time, soon the day will come

When the time is now or never

And I'm not like time when it stands still

My heart fails with these verses

If I can't tell you the things I feel

It's like these words are worthless

Jeune Dame, I speak in a language

You don't understand

All these things that fall like rain

I want to tell you but I can't

Maybe when springtime comes I'll take you out

We'll find an empty street

We'll walk together in the pouring rain

And what I can't say you'll see.

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Swimming in the ocean I began to see

The water was on fire

As I lost my grasp and sanity

The flaming waves rose higher

Someone wake me up – O Jesus, please

The words and peace are falling!

I have given up and am ready to die

But death is no longer calling

And when I look back and remember this

I really want to die

To take a knife and fall in front of you

If you would kill me one last time

You who killed me once and killed me twice

Your disease runs through my blood

My heart is filled with bitter memories
Of how you expressed your love.

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So the morning and the evening come

Bringing with them day and night

And my words fall powerless to the ground

Before my watching eyes

I could wish that it was darker now

So the stars would be displayed

Because a thousand suns shine gloriously

When our sun's glory fades

And I'm so off track, and I know that

But I suppose I feel this way

And I feel no beauty will be lost

When your weakest beauty fades

And I've fallen down, and you may have too

We'll both keep moving forward

Give me one more chance to take your hand

Before the night is over.

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Give me a few more words and I'll present

A love without regrets

When yesterday is gone, tomorrow dawns

Like yesterday again

What you did not know you know now

What you did not see you see

And if our sun hides a thousand suns

A thousand memories

Will be replaced by something new and better

The memory of today

And the smoke of what we lost back then

Will quickly drift away

Then with quiet words I'll say to you

These words, and you will hear

No, you haven't heard me yet tonight -

The time is drawing near.

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If you keep your eyes on the distant lights

Mine will turn there with them

If you speak your words with the sweetest grace

I'll follow in your rhythm

And even if you waver

I won't even know

You're a candle in the frosted glass

On a night of wind and snow

I may never have told you

This may be the very first time

But every look and every word

Falls as softly as the first

Like sun on snow when time stands still

To me you always shine.

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(LJD)