The Lighthouse's Tale
Nickel Creek Lyrics


I am a lighthouse, worn by the weather and the waves.
I keep my lamp lit, to warn the sailors on their way.

I'll tell a story, paint you a picture from my past.
I was so happy, but joy in this life seldom lasts.

I had a keeper, he helped me warn the ships at sea.
We had grown closer, 'till his joy meant everything to me.

And he was to marry, a girl who shone with beauty and light.
And they loved each other,
And with me watched the sunsets into night.

And the waves crashing around me, the sand slips out to sea.
And the winds that blow remind me,
Of what has been, and what can never be.

She'd had to leave us, my keeper he prayed for a safe return.
But when the night came,
The weather to a raging storm had turned.

He watched her ship fight,
But in vain against the wild and terrible wind.
In me so helpless, as dashed against the rock she met her end.

And the waves crashing around me, the sand slips out to sea.
And the winds that blow remind me,
Of what has been, and what can never be.

Then on the next day, my keeper found her washed up on the shore.
He kissed her cold face,
That they'd be together soon he'd swore.

I saw him crying, watched as he buried her in the sand.
And then he climbed my tower, and off of the edge of me he ran.

And the waves crashing around me, the sand slips out to sea.
And the winds that blow remind me,
Of what has been, and what can never be.

I am a lighthouse, worn by the weather and the waves.
And though I am empty, I still warn the sailors on their way.

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Written by: ADAM MCKENZIE, CHRIS THILE

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Matt somethingorother

Who else is here listening to this in 2020?

Brittany Mccreary

Yes mam

Japanlover79

I'm actually listening in 1919

•Jade Dragon•

When did YouTube become a calender???

Randy Reynolds

@Gannon Knudsen me too would love to share stories call me 520 404 8220

Randy Reynolds

520 404 8220

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That One Guy

One of the saddest, yet beautiful songs ever written.

Aidan Weaston

You're correct Sir/ Ma'am

amber

My granny would always play this song every time I saw her, which wasn't often because she lived pretty far away, but it always stuck with me. It took me YEARS to find it. I couldn't remember the lyrics or the title and no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't find it until I told my sister how bad it was bugging me that I couldn't find it because it just seemed like the song didn't even exist and I thought it was a false memory I had. Luckily, she knew exactly what I was talking about and helped me find it. R.I.P. Granny 💜

Randy Reynolds

Its nice to know some people still have a soul

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