Gray Havens - Onward To The West (Shadow)

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[Verse 1]
Once again out on the edge of all I've known,
Every burden carried, every brilliance shone,
My every question asked alone.
Long ago the road was ever in its prime.
Going on and on to mountains left to climb,
But that was once upon a time.

[Chorus]
Onward to the west I sail,
Guided by celestial counsel to the
Harbor of the land of peace at last.

[Verse 2]
Light and dark of day and night is all I've known,
Lands undying only fragments have been shown
Of havens lost but not alone
Now my open sea ahead is in its prime
Burdens fall before the zenith of my climb
I think that it is finally time

[Chorus]
Onward to the west I sail,
Guided by celestial counsel to the
Harbor of the land of peace at last.

[Verse 3]
Ever forward, though with love will come despair.
.............................................Nothing left behind but gardens waning bare,
Head shoreward to a land so bright and fair.
.............................................And a footprint in a beach of hope and prayer.
A star shining high leads us there.
.............................................My unseen ally, lead us there.

[Chorus]
Onward to the west I sail,
Guided by celestial counsel to the
Harbor of the land of peace at last.

credits

from SpinTunes #5: Round 4, released August 15, 2012
Written by Brian Gray and Zoe Gray.
Additional vocals by Zoe Gray.

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