Those you’ve known
And lost still walk behind you
All alone
They linger till they find you
Without them
The world grows dark around you
And nothing is the same until you
Know that they have found you

Those you’ve pained
May carry that still with them
All the same
They whisper: “All forgiven.”
Still your heart says
The shadows bring the starlight
And everything you’ve ever been is
Still there in the dark night

When the northern wind blows
[Though you know you've left them far behind]
The sorrows your heart holds
[You walk on by yourself and not with them]
There are those who still know
[Still you know they will fill your heart and mind]
They’re still home
[When they say there's a way through this]
We’re still home

Those you’ve known
And lost, still walk behind you
All alone
Their song still seems to find you
They call you
As if you knew their longing
They whistle through the lonely wind
the long blue shadows falling

All alone
But still I hear their yearning
Through the dark, the moon,
Alone there, burning
The stars too
They tell of spring returning
And summer with another wind
That no one yet has known

When the northern wind blows
[They call me through all things]
The sorrows your heart’s known
[Night's falling but somehow I go on]
I believe…
[You watch me, just watch me- I'm calling from longing]

Now they’ll walk on my arm through the distant night
And I won’t let them stray from my heart
Through the wind, through the dark,
Through the winter light
I will read all their dreams to the stars

I’ll walk now with them
I’ll call on their names
I’ll see their thoughts are known

Not gone
Not gone
They walk with my heart [not gone]
I’ll never let them go [not gone]
I’ll never let them go [not gone]
I’ll never let them go
You watch me
Just watch me
I’m calling
I’m calling
And one day all will know

Lyrics submitted by manprettys_panties

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    General Commentwhat does the line "Still your heart says, the shadows bring the starlight" mean?
    purpleteardropson January 18, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentso touching.
    NobodyBrokeon December 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIn so many ways does this song bring inspiration. It is about how you should mourn for the deceased and long gone, but that you should take them with you, in spirit at least. So many times in life the people around you are gone, leaving, and it can almost bring you to the point of suicide (as in the case of Melchior), but you have to geep pressing onward, if not for yourself, then for them, and the ones that care about you.
    cid_wensonon July 14, 2008   Link
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    General Commentit's missing this:

    When the northern wind blows
    [They call me through all things]
    [[Though you know there's so much more to find]]
    The sorrows your hearts known
    [Night's falling but somehow I go on]
    [[Another dream another love you'll hold]]
    I believe
    [You watch me, just watch me- I'm calling from longing]
    [[Still you know to trust your own true mind, on your way you are not alone]]

    counter harmony is a beautiful thing
    inenderwetruston March 26, 2010   Link

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