YOU WERE LIGHT  

Stood out in the cold 

The end of an old year 

A sprinkling of snow 

A noisemaker blow 

Your face reflected gold and red 

You lit a cigarette 

And for a second 

You were light 

And I could navigate your sky 

Steer through a thousand storied miles 

Sail through miracles and trials 

We never saw spring 

You never stopped drinking 

I searched in the dark 

Stayed looking too long 

I saw your spark and thought of stars 

that shine ten billion years 

For a second 

         

You were light 

And I could navigate your sky 

Steer through a thousand storied miles 

Sail through miracles and trials 

You were light 

All our uncharted waters clear 

All of our faults and fractured nights were beautified 

You were light 

I saw your spark and thought of stars 

that shine ten billion years 

Cuz for a second 

         

You were light 

And I could navigate your sky 

Steer through a thousand storied miles 

Sail through miracles and trials 

You were light 

All our uncharted waters clear 

All of our faults and fractured nights were beautified 

You were light 

You were light 

You were light