Light Of The World

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HARRY
YOU WERE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD.

ONCE LONG AGO WHEN A SHADOW WAS FALLING
AND BOOT HEELS WERE MAULING THE GLORIES OF FRANCE,
YOUR FRIENDS WERE ENJOYING A COCKTAIL AT TWILIGHT
AND PRANCING THROUGH NIGHT CLUBS IN BLACK SATIN PANTS.

BUT THEN THROUGH THE DIN AND THE SMOKE AND THE GIN
CAME A VOICE DEEP WITHIN YOU TO STAND UP AND FIGHT.
YOU WERE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD.
YOU WERE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD.

WHILE THE WORLD READ THE WAR NEWS WITH COFFEE AND SCHNECKEN
YOU WERE UP TO YOUR NECK IN BARBED WIRE AND MUD.
I LAY IN MY NURSERY AND SUCKED ON A BOTTLE
WHILE YOU DRANK FROM STREAMS DARK WITH ENEMY BLOOD.

OH WHAT WE OWE YOU! I WISH WE COULD SHOW YOU
THAT YOU WERE THE GLOW THROUGH THE DARK ENDLESS NIGHT.
YOU WERE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD.
YOU WERE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD.

NO ONE WILL KNOW WHAT YOUR VERY LAST THOUGHTS WERE.
NO ONE WAS THERE TO HEAR YOUR LAST CRY
AS THE BULLET THAT KILLED YOU RIPPED THROUGH YOUR BODY,
AND OFF FLEW YOUR SOUL THROUGH FRENCH AUTUMN SKY.

YOU WERE THE LIGHT OF THE WOLRD.
YOU WERE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD.
LIGHT OF THE WORLD.