Survivors lament

This is a song- few verses- I am playing with that have a history all their own. The setting is a world of sky and the song is about those who survived the planet literally breaking into pieces but not falling apart. Its sung by a young female protagonist on the worst day of her life:

Where were you when the world was ending?
Where were you when the sky fell through?
Did you see us in the night, unending
It stole from is any hope we knew
It stole from is any hope we knew

Who will rise to fill the void between us
Who will speak in words always true?
Light a candle for your children, falling
May the North Wind bear her back to you
May the North Wind bear her back to you

And that’s as far as I’ve gotten with it. The north wind is a reference to a macdonald story about a boy and a fairy named north wind. In the story when you ride on the back of the north wind you are taken to heaven/paradise. In one sense she is a harbinger of death but in another she brings you into eternal peace.
I have a north wind in my story but she’s not a carbon copy of macdonalds- she is an important but less prominent character.

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One Response to Survivors lament

  1. Nick Hayden says:

    I like the song. Small comment – The “always” in second line of the second stanza seems to break the rhythm for me.

    Nick

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