Brief Candles

Album: Odessey and Oracle (1968)
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  • There she sits her hands are held
    Tight around her glass
    She only needs to be alone
    She knows this mood will pass
    To realize that she was strong
    And he too weak to stay
    And to realize that she is better off this way

    Brief candles in her mind
    Bright and tiny gems of memory
    Brief candles burn so fine
    Leaves a light inside where she can see
    What makes it all worthwhile
    Her sadness makes her smile

    His alone girl fades away
    Left out on a limb
    Finds he needs her more because
    She's no more need for him
    He understood so very well
    The things she had to say
    Soon he'll understand that he is better off this way

    Brief candles in his mind
    Bright and tiny gems of memory
    Brief candles burn so fine
    Leaves a light inside where he can see
    What makes it all worthwhile
    His sadness makes him smile

    In the corner see his face
    The man just sips his drink
    Not one feeling does he show
    Far too numb to think
    He does not say a single word
    No word of love to say
    Maybe he will soon believe he's better off this way

    Brief candles in his mind
    Bright and tiny gems of memory
    Brief candles burn so fine
    Leaves a light inside where he can see
    What makes it all worthwhile
    His sadness makes him smile Writer/s: C. WHITE
    Publisher: MARQUIS SONGS USA
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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  • James from Utah, UsaIn this song, three different members of the Zombies take a turn sing the verses. Keyboardist Rod Argent sings the first verse. The song's composer, bassist, Chris White, sings the second verse. Vocalist Colin Blunstone sings the choruses and third verse. The verse that Chris White sings in Brief Candles is his only one of two lead vocals with the Zombies, the other, the lead vocal on his composition, Butcher's Tale (Western Front 1914).
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