Karine Polwart The Light on the Shore Lyrics
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Album: Track 10 on Faultlines
Old as I am, older than The threads of understanding, which we weave between us Old as you are, older by far Than the contours of the love that we leave behind us Bold as I am, bolder than The pioneers who swept their way across the desert Bold as you are, bolder by far The lovers who have swum the tide to be together Are we old enough and bold enough to say goodbye? Old enough and bold enough that we do not need to cry? Well I'm not so old and not so bold I don't need you more Now the light is slowly beckoning you to the shore Cold is the ground for which you're bound It's a place where we can never more be together Cold is the air that takes you there On a passage that will end with your end forever But it's not so cold I do not feel the warmth of your skin Not so cold I do not know the fires that burn within you Though they are fading now I wish that they would burn once more And keep you from the light that's slowly beckoning you to the shore If I could sail the seas of time then I would keep you fr
om harm But I am no sailor and I cannot warn you Though there's nothing in my life I ever wanted more Than to keep you from the light that's slowly beckoning you Than to shield you from the light that's slowly beckoning you to the shore