"It Was The Night" as written by and Eric Ray Kiner Joshua Todd Onstott....
It was the night that you had left us
You were so gone when they found you

It was the hour that you had come back
You were so gone

All of the reasons we're not meant to know

Let the wind sweep over you
And hear the sound that's calling you to come back
We'll find you, we know that you're there

It was the night that you had left us
You were so gone when we found you

All of the years you can now put behind you

Let the wind sweep over you
And hear the sound that's calling you to come back
We'll find you, we know that you're there


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    General CommentThis song is just stunning as are all their other songs.

    This song's lyrics are very reminiscent of "Lucy Gray" by William Wordsworth. The poem is about a girl and her parents. The girl is sent out to get something from town. But before she gets back, a blizzard blows in. They never hear from her again. No one knew if she lived after that.
    The tragic poem takes many parallels in this song's lyrics. So, I am not sure, but I think that this is based on the poem. I mean, Lucky Gray left at night. And they never found her, yes. But I think that could mean in the song that they found her to be gone. As in, they didn't find her when they looked for her. But they actually found that she was "so gone" because she never came back.
    If she had died, the wind would have swept over her, burying her in snow. Her body would have been gone by spring. But either way they found nothing. And the hint of a sad false hope that will never- and did never- come true of them finding Lucy some day was there. They thought she was out there.
    I think it's worth reading Lucy Gray for.
    If it was based on the poem, it just gives me so much respect for them. More so than I did, which means a lot for me. I love these people. They deserve a lot of recognition for their music. They are geniuses.
    charmedguy18on August 02, 2009   Link

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