This song is by Westlife (Facebook link), a group that has been in the charts since 1998. It is from their final album “Greatest Hits” . The Irish group has said they will be splitting up after their final 2012 tour.
The album contains some older songs and four new ones including this one called “Lighthouse”. It is the band’s second compilation of greatest hits, following the 2002 release of “Unbreakable.”
“I am the very loneliest of all creatures in the universe Indeed I am an epitaph to man For having witnessed mass destruction like you’ve never dreamed and worse I fear I shall bear witness once again.”
So said the lighthouse keeper As he struggled up the spiral stairs Which led him to the laser flare which spanned the cosmic void Where keeping constant vigil He’d forewarn this gallant guard of guards Beware all ships the space graveyard and its stones of asteroids
“For though my race was thought immune Themselves they did consume So be warned or be mourned tomorrow And from your deafness do desist And pray take heed of this For your present course can only end in sorrow…”
So said the lighthouse keeper As he wiped a teardrop from his nose Upon which his spectacles rose and gazed out to the stars And like a portrait still he stared And sighing to himself declared “I must invent the perfect prayer Not yours, not mine, but ours
Which in the name of charity Might lead us to eternal peace The ultimate philosophy Some simple, single phrase.” The old and much encumbered man Then came to rest with head in hand He thought and thought and thought away His last remaining day – lyrics
A friend found this for me, and sent me the links. It is nice song, and the photos are so beautiful that I just had to share it. There are two versions with different photos. I have inserted the lyrics in between the two videos so they are available for both.
The first video has the lyrics embedded over the photos, while the second video has no lyrics visible. Enjoy!
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