We'll Go On, After You

Music: Aria Variata, BVW989, Variation #1.
by Johann Sebastian Bach.
Performed by Brendan Kinsella at the Free Music Archive
under a Copyright-Only Dedication license.

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We'll go on, after you,
Without you we'll go on,
Though something beautiful inside
Us all has turned to stone.

We'll go on, after you,
Without you through the years
Of pain and raw bewilderment
And brutal, angry tears.

We'll go on, after you,
Without you we will heal,
Though love may labor in the heart
And joy the loss conceal.

We'll go on, after you,
Without you we will grow
Together as a family
That you will never know.

We'll go on, after you,
Without you life goes on,
But neither hope nor happiness
Undoes what you have done.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon



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