William The Coroner’s Forensic Files

Tuesday, 21, December, 2010

The Longest Night of the Year

Filed under: Circle Game,History,Poetry — williamthecoroner @ 12:43

Alan and Mongo have photos of the eclipse, for those of us who were under cloud cover last night.

And, from Mary-Chapin Carpenter, The Longest Night of the Year

They say that spring will come again–
No one knows exactly when.
Still the sun’s a long lost friend
On the longest night of the year.

We stare into the firelight
While December beats outside
Where the darkest hearts reside
On the longest night of the year

So keep me safe and hold me tight
Let the candle burn all night
Tomorrow welcome back the night
It was longest night of the year

I used to think the world was small
Bright and shining like a ball
Seems I don’t know much at all
On the longest night of the year

We press our faces to the glass
And see our little lives go past
Wave to shadows that we cast
On the longest night of the year

So keep me safe and hold me tight,
Let the candle burn all night,
Tomorrow welcome back the light.
‘Twas the longest night of the year

Make a vow when Solstice comes:
To find the Light in everyone
Keep the faith and bang the drum
On the longest night of the year

So keep me safe and hold me tight,
Let the candle burn all night,
Tomorrow welcome back the light.
‘Twas the longest night of the year

So keep me safe and hold me tight,
Let the candle burn all night,
Tomorrow welcome back the light.
After the longest night of the year

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1 Comment »

  1. William, I spent the longest night at Metro…thank you for the links and the lyrics…they are much appreciated here. I always enjoy coming here…have a Merry Christmas and the best of new years.

    Comment by didyouseethis — Thursday, 23, December, 2010 @ 17:12 | Reply


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