Let’s go, Tom.
The weather’s here but you are strong.
The wax tears on your raincoat come
from candles when we walked in song.
Oh, you’ll never lose that light,
oh, you’ll never lose that light
though so much is gone.

You are my friend,
though words will fail me here again.
The sacraments will lift us.
And we set out in the day again.
Oh, you’ll never lose that light,
oh, you’ll never lose that light
Though so much is gone.

And you’re standing up
and it is coming down,
standing up and it is coming down,
standing up and it is coming down to you,
dear Tom.
Oh, you’ll never lose that light,
oh, you’ll never lose that light
though so much is gone.


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    General Commenti imagine that this song is a story of someone who is old/sick but has a beautiful spirit that will never fade. the speaker remembers when they "walked in song" and treasures that very much, but is struggling at the thought of losing this person. ["You'll never lose that light though so much is gone".]
    jclives2222on September 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with jclives2222, many songs in the album talk about someone who has disapeared, not someone who has left her, maybe it's this Tom, who's been ill, and died, the "song lake shore drive" repeats "missing you forever" 2 times, and since i still tell you my everyday is pretty obvious that way...
    tete2chouon October 12, 2011   Link

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