They say everything can be replaced,
Yet every distance is not near,
So I remember every face,
Of every man that put me here,
I see my light come shining,
From the west unto the east,
Any day now, any day now,
I shall be released

They say every man needs protection,
They say that every man must fall,
Yet I swear I see my reflection,
Somewhere so high above this wall,
I see my light come shining,
From the west unto the east,
Any day now, any way now,
I shall be released

Yeah...
Don't you know well...
Oh yeah...

There standing next to me in this lonely crowd,
Is a man who swears he's not to blame,
All day long I hear his voice shouting so loud,
Crying out he has been framed,
I see my light come shining,
From the west unto the east,
Any day now, any way now,
I shall be released

Everybody sing with me...
I see my light come shining,
West to east,
From the west unto the east,
Any day now, any day now,
I shall be released


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    General Commentthe recording of this from Jeff being called from a New York radio station on mojopin.org is transcendental. i heard it the day after i finished Dream Brother and just wept.
    IMissIEmilyon April 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentJeffs rendition of this song is so powerful and emotional, when he starts singing the words "I see my light....", i get butterflies!
    Neelamon August 19, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti have that phone version!! there's no word to describe it except for.... BEAUTIFUL.
    you can hear happiness and excitement in Jeff's voice.
    I sometimes weep when I listen to it.. I read in the book Dream Brothers that Jeff sang to Rebecca Moore over the phone for almost an hour, hours before he waded into the water...and hearing his voice on the phone, singing, just makes my heart melt...

    Happy Birthday Jeff!! it was his birthday yesterday, Nov. 17. It would have been his 43rd. I hope you all remember him through his trully great legacy.
    d/c addicton November 18, 2009   Link

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