ABSENT FRIENDS



(Clark)





Bathed in the gold of the sinking sun

Shadows lengthen, the day’s nearly done

Shoreline’s curve stretching off for miles

Here we wander and wonder for a while


Could absent friends who we’ll always love

Somehow attend and look down from above

As one by one the coastline lights appear

Here’s to those absent souls so far from here


Here’s to them, our absent friends who went before us

Here’s to them, the memories never disappear

Here’s to them, again for them we’ll sing a chorus

Here’s to those absent souls so far from here


Here where the land it meets the sea

Waves roll in on a gentle breeze

Tide washing out over rocks and stones

When we’re gone it still will flow


Here’s to them, our absent friends who went before us

Here’s to them, the memories never disappear

Here’s to them, again for them we’ll sing a chorus

Here’s to those absent souls so far from here


Now we raise a glass

To hours passed with faraway companions gone so fast

May we one day pass the sea so vast

May parted souls unite again at last


Now written in the early evening stars

Our kith and kin who made us who we are

As one by one another star appears

Here’s to those absent souls so far from here


Here’s to them, our absent friends who went before us

Here’s to them, the memories never disappear

Here’s to them, again for them we’ll sing a chorus

Here’s to those absent souls so far from here