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Darkness

This song is by Jordin Kare and appears on the album Fire in the Sky (1991).

There's a darkness out between the stars that any eye can see
There's a deeper dark within me where no light will ever be
There's an empty place beside me where my lover ought to stand
There's a burning sun before me and the throttle's in my hand

Two days ago I lost her on a world without a name
As we touched the land to claim it for the thousandth time the same
Then I left her but a moment and I did not see her fall
I know only that I failed her, never heard her final call

I dug her grave in alien ground in the shade of alien wood
And I touched her there one final time and I said what words I could
Let that cold world hold her gently for she came so far to die
Then I took the ship that was our home and blasted for the sky

But deep space holds no comfort for a broken man alone
And our ship held only memories of the joys that we once had known
And I could not live without her in a life no longer whole
So I chose to die by starlight and let fire cleanse my soul

And now the screens grow blinding bright, the fires burn ahead
The hull around me whispers as it glows an angry red
There's a high cold wind behind me as if starships to could cry
But my hand is cold and steady and the time has come to die

But now my love comes back to me 'cross gulfs I'll never know
And I hear her voice within me and I hear her saying no
And I pull the throttle to me and the forward thrusters burn
And the ship cries out in agony as she fights to make the turn

Then my vision starts to fail me as the forces mount and grow
And I wonder when the ship will fail and I wonder if I'll know
Then the screens before me darken and a coolness strikes my face
Then there's nothing left before me but the endless depths of space

There's a darkness out between the stars that any eye can see
But there's light within that darkness touches even a fool like me
For I know my love forgives me and I know she loves me still
Once we roamed the stars together. Now I know we always will

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