So Said the Lighthouse Keeper

Album: Hope (1977)
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  • "I am the very loneliest of all creatures in the universe
    Indeed I am an epitaph to man
    For having witnessed mass destruction like you've never dreamed and worse
    I fear I shall bear witness once again."

    So said the lighthouse keeper
    As he struggled up the spiral stairs
    Which led him to the laser flare which spanned the cosmic void
    Where keeping constant vigil
    He'd forewarn this gallant guard of guards
    Beware all ships the space graveyard and its stones of asteroids

    "For though my race was thought immune
    Themselves they did consume
    So be warned or be mourned tomorrow
    And from your deafness do desist
    And pray take heed of this
    For your present course can only end in sorrow..."

    So said the lighthouse keeper
    As he wiped a teardrop from his nose
    Upon which his spectacles rose and gazed out to the stars
    And like a portrait still he stared
    And sighing to himself declared
    "I must invent the perfect prayer
    Not yours, not mine, but ours

    Which in the name of charity
    Might lead us to eternal peace
    The ultimate philosophy
    Some simple, single phrase." The old and much encumbered man
    Then came to rest with head in hand
    He thought
    And thought
    And thought away
    His last remaining day
    Writer/s: JOHN WOLOSCHUK
    Publisher: Peermusic Publishing
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Reg from Kemptville, On, -This is one fantastic album. A lot of great pieces of music are on this album. I've enjoyed it since its release.
  • William from Boston, MaThe epilogue was cut on the original track, only to be left on the album sleeve. Though in the new "Sunset" compilation disk one (347est and hope)contains the epilogue right before the song hope.
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