Steve Coffee, Songwriter

To the Light

©2014 Stephen R Coffee

Inspired by a film project for UNESCO's Year of Light, this song explores the light we all move toward. The verses are meant to evoke wisps of connectedness with people who have passed, and then today's monsters under the bed.


Through a backlit crowd, I see you
you were waiting on a train
as it pulled away, you looked out
I think I caught your eye

And we turn to the light
And we run to the light
And fall down before it
our hands from our eyes
our crying eyes

On a summer lake, reflections
you were pulling at the oars
singing to the wind, Maria
as if I wasn’t there

And we turn to the light
And we run to the light
And fall down before it
our hands from our eyes
our crying eyes

From the virus in the forest
to the second line playing for us
in the crossfire in the drone wars
six or seven billion more of us
in the headlights in the headline
in the reading of your lifeline
from the madman in the skyline
to the flatline on your timeline

Still we turn to the light
And we run to the light
And fall down before it
our hands from our eyes
our crying eyes

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