Hint of Light

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Dave Nealon
2010-08-15
Copyright August 6, 2010 Dave Nealon

Story

Seems like this song was hovering around me, but when I tried to write it down, it skittered away. I did get one verse driving to work. (I don't know where it works.)

Anyway, the eeriest thing in my ken is the night wind. At the beach or in the mountains, it's beautiful, scary, and so lonely. This song describes, among other things, how that terror dissipates with the sunrise.

Lyrics

Hint of Light

Copyright August 6, 2010

 

Skimmers kiss the mirror-image ocean      Shrimpers pace the path of dabbling dawn

Sinking moon sets the marsh aglow    Egrets stretch and yawn

 

Morning breaks a little bit too early    Afternoon’s a little bit too slow

And the night sky reminds my eyes    Just how little I know

 

No one knows where the dark wind blows the moaning ghosts of night

The lonesome host will abandon their posts at the first faint hint of light

 

Sailing in the pouring rain of summer     Sun is shining , turning a blind eye

Till the storm staggers out to sea           Drenched in drunken skies

 

No one knows where the dark wind blows the moaning ghosts of night

The lonesome host will abandon their posts at the first faint hint of light

 

January promises the changes         August makes excuses and complains

Then the cold of December snow      Bleaches clean the stain

 

No one knows where the dark wind blows the shivering shades of night

The moaning ghosts will abandon their posts at the first faint hint of light

 

No one knows where the dark wind blows the moaning ghosts of night

The lonesome host will abandon their posts at the first faint hint of light