The Lantern Lyrics - The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones Their Satanic Majesties Request cover art
writers: Robert Curtice Amos
release date: 1967-12-8
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Stoner Rock/Psychedelic Rock/Classic Rock
length: 4:25
producer: The Rolling Stones
piano: Nicky Hopkins
lead vocals: Mick Jagger
engineer: Glyn Johns
electric guitar: Keith Richards
background vocals: Keith Richards
organ: Brian Jones
acoustic guitar: Keith Richards
drums (drum set): Charlie Watts
bass guitar: Bill Wyman
mellotron: Brian Jones
writer: Keith Richards, Mick Jagger
We, on our present life,
Knew that the stars were right.
That if you are the first to go,
You'll leave a sign to let me know,
Tell me so.
Please, carry the lantern lights.

You crossed the sea of night,
Free from the spell of fright
Your cloak it is a spirit shroud.
You'll wake me in my sleeping hours,
Like a cloud.
So, please, carry the lantern high.

Me, in my sorry plight,
You waiting ev'ry night.
My face it turns a deathly pale,
You're talking to me, through your veil,
I hear you wail.
So, please carry the lantern light.

The servants sleep,
The door's are barred.
You hear the stopping of my heart-we never part.
So, please carry the lantern high.

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12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Sing This All Together
  • 2 Citadel
  • 3 In Another Land
  • 4 2000 Man
  • 5 Sing This All Together (See What Happens)
  • 6 She’s a Rainbow
  • 7 The Lantern
  • 8 Gomper
  • 9 2000 Light Years From Home
  • 10 On With the Show