The Rolling Stones – The Lantern

Track from Decca TXS 103 (LP)

The Rolling Stones - Their Satanic Majesties Request
7.
The Lantern
(Jagger – Richards)

Lyrics:

We, on our present life,
Knew that the stars were right.
That if you are the first to go,
You’ll leave a sign to let me know,
Tell me so.
Please, carry the Lantern lights.

You crossed the sea of night,
Free from the spell of fright
Your cloak it is a spirit shroud.
You’ll wake me in my sleeping hours,
Like a cloud.
So, please, carry the Lantern high.

Me, in my sorry plight,
You waiting ev’ry night.
My face it turns a deathly pale,
You’re talking to me, through your veil,
I hear you wail.
So, please carry the Lantern light.

The servants sleep,
The door’s are barred.
You hear the stopping of my heart-we never part.
So, please carry the Lantern high

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