Each One Lost

Album: Small Source of Comfort (2011)
  • Under the big lights
    Shadows stretching long
    The ramp is lowered gently to the tarmac
    And all of us, we wait
    In this sea of gravity
    For the precious cargo to appear

    And here come the dead boys
    Moving slowly past
    The pipes and prayers and strained commanding voices
    And the tears in our hearts
    Make an ocean we're all in
    All in this together, don't you know

    You can die on your sofa
    Safe inside your home
    Or die in a mess of flame and shrapnel
    We all in our time go
    You know you're not alone
    You're in the hearts of everybody here

    Each one lost is everyone's loss you see
    Each one lost is a vital part of you and me

    Some would have us bow
    In bondage to their dreams
    Of little gods who lay down laws to live by
    But all these inventions
    Arise from fear of love
    And openhearted tolerance and trust

    Well screw the rule of law
    We want the rule of love
    Enough to fight and die to keep it coming
    If that sounds like confusion
    Brother think again
    We know exactly what we chose

    Each one lost is everyone's loss you see
    Each one lost is a vital part of you and me
    Each one lost is everyone's loss you see Writer/s: Bruce Cockburn
    Publisher: CARLIN AMERICA INC
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