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Towards the Light (old song lyrics)

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I wrote this after my father died. And all of it is true.


Towards the Light

(Words and Music by John L. M. Palmer 1993)


When I was young I thought I'd live forever,
Despite the bumps and bandaged knees.
Life I deemed my personal adventure;
And freedom meant to do just as I pleased.
But then my innocence turned to joy
When the man beheld the boy,
And saw how he was wrong, and he was right;
And how the stuff of childhood dreams,
In part, gives us the means
To take a baby step towards the light.

I learned that death's a thing that really happens
As I stood alone before my father's grave,
Numbed within a cloud of thoughts unspoken,
Aware of all I wished I saved.
But then I saw him in a dream,
And he said, "Things aren't what they seem."
Then he told me everything would be alright.
And as his soul took to the sky
Like a monarch butterfly,
He spread his wings and flew towards the light.

Now I have a few more friends in heaven,
Who are watching over me;
And they prepare a place among them
For me to take when I'm set free.
For now, they guard the steps I take,
As I learn from my mistakes,
And walk the road that leads from wrong to right.
For as the love o'ercomes the hate,
Even now it's not too late
To take another step towards the light.

And I believe that life goes on forever,
So I no longer am afraid.
I see my sins slip off behind me
Towards the day my debts are paid.
Sometimes I long to be with God,
To walk the path as yet untrod,
And watch the day proceeding from the night.
And even as our hearts are true,
Each and every thing we do
Takes us a little closer to the light.

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