Lanterns

This night will fall like any other

Daylight subsides and shadows crawl

Out from under black corners

Hiding something

Stirs, all so restless

Cracked windows open wide

Dead-bolt turns doors creak open

With stars and moonlight there to guide

 

Come raise your lantern to the sky

Can we illuminate this night?

We'll dance like heathens round a flame

While the world sleeps we are awake

 

The black brook calls

It sings a chorus

While the gathering swells

The flames grow tall

Right before us

As drums keep pounding

And the masses now are fusing

Bodies pressed and tangled

As we revel in confusion

Our inhibitions thrown into the fire

 

Come raise your lantern to the sky

Can we illuminate this night?

We'll dance like heathens round a flame

While the world sleeps we are awake

 

Here in the dark we are safe from the judgement

Now arm in arm locked tight so no one gets in

The heaven-sent say, "Child, you are hell-bent."

But hell is not where we're going

Hell's where we've been

 

Come raise your lantern to the sky

And let's illuminate this night

We'll dance like heathens round the flame

And while the world sleeps we are awake

 

Raise your lantern to the sky

And let's illuminate this night

We'll dance like heathens around the flames

And while the world sleeps we are awake

We are awake

(raise your lantern to the sky)

We are awake

We are awake

(now raise your lantern to the sky)

We are awake

Yeah we are awake