Every september I always remember
To sing to your headstone
And hear you sing back
Wait for the day
Work for the day
How could I forget the world you showed me
Courage and brilliance curiosity
Wait for the day
Work for the day
Too many watery eyes in protest
For a brighter age
All the while I'll shine in this song
Even when my body's gone
Too many watery eyes in protest
For a brighter age
All the while you shine in this song
Even when your body's gone
I'll hear you sing back
Wait for the day
Work for the day

Now every september I always remember
To sing to your headstone and hear you sing back
Wait for the day
Work for the day
Too many watery eyes in protest
For a brighter age
All the while I'll shine in this song
Even when your body's gone
Too many watery eyes in protest
For a brighter age
All the while you'll shine in this song
Even when your body's gone

Beyond time and place
In your footstep's trace
When we close our eyes
And we see your face
Beyond the days
Your art and voice are missed
Beyond sentiment
Every word is bond
Beyond memory
When these days are gone
I'll carry you in my heart and soul and fist
I promise now
Through the days
Every smile's memorial
Every time
We raise a glass to your name
It's your energy flows through me
I promise you
I will walk
With my heart still open
Courage spoken loud
I put my song on the track
To hear you sing back


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    General CommentQuoting Thomas Barnett:

    Probably the first song we've had that's directly about grieving. We've lost good friends of ours over the past three years: a roadie, a photographer, an activist in Richmond, another friend. They all died young ... either self-administered or mysterious deaths. It hit our community really hard and my bandmates as well. It's about what you do with grief and about remembrance, and not forgetting, but [rather] allowing you to continue your conversation with the person to still exist because they'll never leave you. They'll always be a part of you, even if their body's gone.
    StrikeAgainstRiseAnywhereon October 25, 2009   Link

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