"The Lantern" as written by and Robert Curtice Amos....
We, on our present life,
Knew that the stars were right.
That if you are the first to go,
You'll leave a sign to let me know,
Tell me so.
Please, carry the lantern lights.

You crossed the sea of night,
Free from the spell of fright
Your cloak it is a spirit shroud.
You'll wake me in my sleeping hours,
Like a cloud.
So, please, carry the lantern high.

Me, in my sorry plight,
You waiting ev'ry night.
My face it turns a deathly pale,
You're talking to me, through your veil,
I hear you wail.
So, please carry the lantern light.

The servants sleep,
The door's are barred.
You hear the stopping of my heart-we never part.
So, please carry the lantern high.

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"The Lantern" as written by Robert Curtice Amos


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    General CommentThis song tells of lovers -- a love written in the stars. She's passed on, and he beckons her return when it's his time to die, so that he can die not alone but with her at his side, and they can be together into eternity as destiny would wish it. The lantern is a metaphor for their love.
    purpletoadon November 19, 2011   Link
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    My OpinionI don't think these lyrics are correct.
    spencerrichon December 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSounds like it could easily been on beggar's
    jason10983on December 01, 2014   Link

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