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This is the only song on the album that was more or less finished when I brought it to practice. The track was composed in my little home studio on a weekend we had forgone rehearsal for one reason or another and it was almost a stream of consciousness. The final recorded version is structurally almost identical to the first take demo I did while contemplating the riff. Happy People, so named for the fantastic film by Werner Herzog, felt right almost from the start and provides in my opinion, a fantastic finale to the story.

lyrics

I long to feel it
my tired bones
I’m nearly finished
I’ll soon be home
my hand is steady
my voice is strong
my eyes are heavy
and I begin to understand.

This is the end
its come to pass
without any fear
I breathe my last
This is the end
its come at last
without any fear
I breathe my last.

The nameless city
that fills my dreams
is soon upon me
I will not grieve
what have I written
what have I done
need explanation
but there is NONE…

This is the end
its come to pass
without any fear
I breathe my last
This is the end
its come at last
without any fear
I breathe my last.

credits

from A Light Shining In Darkness, released February 24, 2015
Music: E. Alexander, A. Stanley
Lyrics: A. Stanley

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