A bright sunrise will contradict the heavy fog that weighs you down
In spite of all the funeral songs, the birds will make their joyful sounds
You'll wonder why the Earth still moves.
You'll wonder how you'll carry on.
But you'll be okay on that first day when I'm gone
Dusk will come with fireflies and Whippoorwill and crickets call.
And every star will take its place in silvery gown and purple shawl
You'll lie down in our big bed
Dread the dark and dread the dawn.
But you'll be alright on that first night when I'm gone.
You will reach for me in vain, you'll be whispering my name
As if sorrow were your friend and this world so alien
But life will call with daffodils and morning glorious blue skies.
You'll think of me - some memory, and softly smile to your surprise.
And even though you love me still, you will know where you belong.
Just give it time
We'll both be fine when I'm gone.