THE LIGHT IN THE PRISM

DOUG SHARP LYRICS
CHARLIE MIDNITE MUSIC

1
THEY PROMISED ME CLEAR, SPARKLING LIGHT THROUGH A PRISM
WITH GAY, PERFUMED LADIES AND BRIGHT COMPANY.
I COULD RIDE OR ABIDE IN THE GREAT, SHINNING CITY
OR GO MY OWN WAY LIKE THE WIND OVER THE SEA.

CHORUS
SOME PROMISES REST IN THE DREAD THREAT OF WINTER
WITH GRAY DESOLATION AS ONE'S ONLY SHARE,
BUT THE ONE I BELIEVED WAS GIVEN AS FREELY
AS THE FRAGRANCE OF SPRING IS BORNE BY THE AIR.

2
THEY PROMISED I'D SHINE LIKE THE LIGHT THROUGH A PRISM
WITH GULLS CIRCLING 'ROUND ON THE BREEZE FROM THE SEA.
THEY PROMISED A LOVE THAT INCLUDES UNDERSTANDING
AND THE HELP THAT WOULD MAKE ME THE BEST I COULD BE.

CHORUS
SOME PROMISES REST IN THE DREAD THREAT OF WINTER
WITH GRAY DESOLATION AS ONE'S ONLY SHARE,
BUT THE ONE I BELIEVED WAS GIVEN AS FREELY
AS THE FRAGRANCE OF SPRING IS BORNE BY THE AIR.

3
THERE'S A LIGHT THAT SHOWS AT THE END OF THE HALLWAY
THAT BRIGHTENS WITH EACH STEP I TAKE;
THERE ARE SOFT, WHITE ARMS AND LONG, PERFUMED HAIR
AND A PASSION NOW FULLY AWAKE.

CHORUS
SOME PROMISES REST IN THE DREAD THREAT OF WINTER
WITH GRAY DESOLATION AS ONE'S ONLY SHARE,
BUT THE ONE I BELIEVED WAS GIVEN AS FREELY
AS THE FRAGRANCE OF SPRING IS BORNE BY THE AIR.

4
I WATCHED MY LOVER AS SHE BLEW OUT THE CANDLE;
THE LIGHT ON HER FAIR FACE WAS THE LAST THING I SAW.
HER SOFTNESS AND SWEETNESS WERE THE BEST OF THE MEMORY
AS THE PROMISE OF SPRING CAUSED WINTER TO THAW.

CHORUS
SOME PROMISES REST IN THE DREAD THREAT OF WINTER
WITH GRAY DESOLATION AS ONE'S ONLY SHARE,
BUT THE ONE I BELIEVED WAS GIVEN AS FREELY
AS THE FRAGRANCE OF SPRING IS BORNE BY THE AIR.