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© 2019 Elgie street music. All Rights Reserved. 

CANDLE ON THE SHORE

Hurricane 'a brewin on the bay
Hurricane 'a brewin on the bay
If you want to see the light of day
Listen close, hear what I say
Make your way for the candle on the shore 

 

Look for that light and the stripes of black and white

Look for that light and the stripes of black and white

Quick now, run with all your might
That light's gonna save your life tonight 

Make your way for the candle on the shore 

 

There’s a keeper-­man, who goes by JPB 

There’s a keeper-­man, who goes by JPB 

He’ll take you in, ‘cause he well knows 

that storm from fifteen years ago 

Knock on that door of the candle on the shore 

 

Sixty souls in the stairwell, two by two
Sixy souls in the stairwell, two by two
Fifteen years ago we stayed alive
when we numbered a hundred twenty five 

Safe from that storm in the candle on the shore 

 

It shook and swayed in the wind like a giant reed
It shook and swayed in the wind like a giant reed 

Keeper­-man do the best he can
barring wind-­blown doors, turning lamps by hand 

As it rained and poured on the candle on the shore 

 

I step outside when the wind and rain subside 

I step outside when the wind and rain subside 

Will ne’er forget what I seen
that August 1915 

Wasn’t nothing left, but the candle on the shore 

But thank God for the candle on the shore 

Always look for the candle on the shore 

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