music by Paul Imholte Lyrics by C A Roth 2014

There were birds among the trees it was springtime
Two lovers lips inclined to whistle their song
But were otherwise entwined in a farewell kiss
And her eyes said she would miss him so long
And her eyes said she would miss him so long

There were clouds among the stars it was twilight
The ground seemed to shudder and sway
They knew first light meant the end of their last night
then the drums and pipes would play
then the drums and pipes would play

There was wind in the sails he was war bound
She waved her handkerchief along the pier
memories remain of that last night will sustain her
as well as the words whispered dear
the words of love he whispered so dear

An old woman on the beach is holding
The last letter from her lover stained with tears
She reads again the words of clouds, stars, and birds
As she’s done on this day for forty years
As she’s done on this day for forty years