The Dark Before the Dawn

Come in out of the night
Where shadows are around you.
Come in out of the night
Where fears and doubt surround you.

We'll line up your teardrops on the mantel piece,
We'll place them there with kindness.
We'll take our time until they've all
Turned into diamonds.

You know that the night won't last forever.
Remember when you long for the sun:
Soon it will be morning.
It's the dark before the dawn.

Come in out of the pain,
We'll leave the problems behind us.
Come in out of the pain,
We'll be where fears and doubt won't find us.

The winds rush around, they turn into storms.
We know we can hide here.
We'll light up a fire to keep us warm,
Safely inside here.

The winter never lasts forever.
Remember when you long for the sun:
Soon it will be springtime,
It's just the dark before the dawn.

Our friendship can grow
While the night feels so long.
In the dark before the dawn.

 2004  Ingrid Heldt