Lamplight Symphony (Live in US 2017)


Lamplight Symphony (Live in US 2017) - Kansas

Written by:Kerry Livgren


On a winter's night stars are cold and bright in the sky


The slumber of the earth is pure and deep


From a distant wood drifts the echo of a beast


The old man stirs and wakens in the night


He stands before his window gazing at the grave


Forgotten dreams are flashing through his weary mind


And though his life is empty he pretends that she's still there


With hunger in his soul he yearns for life and love gone by


With memories his one and only joy


All he has to give he would give to bring back the life

And raise the one who lies beneath the snow

He lights a lamp and looks at pictures of the past


The faces of their youth still glow with new found love


But the picture's faded and time has stolen youth away


With a spoken word that he thought he heard from her lips


He felt another presence in the room


He was filled with fear but filled with joy he arose


And turned to face the image that he knew


She stood before him and her hand reached out for his


A peaceful light shone in her eyes


She said she'd come to soothe him and someday they'd be as one


She began to fade and her image disappeared


So he was left alone to face the night


Never in his life had he been so held in awe


As he faced the apparition of his wife


He stood before the window gazing at the grave


And with a lightened heart he saw the first of dawn


He knew that she was waiting that someday they'd be as one