A Song for Departing Friends

The air is cold but the sky is burning with a warming light,
And I think that I will stay until the fire turns to night.
And if you’ll stay here beside me than the two of us can see
If we can count the stars that meet the ground and flutter free.
But if it’s time for you to go, then I’ll sing you away,
And you need not fear nor worry for the ones who have to stay.
No, I swear you need not worry for the one you’re leaving here,
For the fire keeps me safe from all the things I have to fear.

Song Lyrics: There’ll be Coins

There’ll be coins, there’ll be coins,
There’ll be coins on my eyes,
And they’ll sit with my soul when I sail.
There’ll be coins, there’ll be coins,
As my loved ones stand and cry,
There’ll be coins as I cross through the veil.
There’ll be coins, there’ll be coins,
Running down upon the sand,
There’ll be coins, there’ll be coins
When my ship meets the land,
And if the coins are made of rocks
Because rocks are all we’ve got,
Then there’ll be coins, there’ll be coins
When I die.
And if the ferryman won’t take them
Then I’ll wait by the dock,
But I’ll have coins, I’ll have coins
When I die.
And if you’ll make the coins of kisses
You can place them on my eyes,
And I promise when I cross
That I’ll have coins when I die.
Worry not, when I am gone,
I will hear all of your songs,
And I’ll have coins, I’ll have coins,
When I die.
I’ll be rich, and I’ll be free,
With all that you have given me,
Oh I’ll have coins, I’ll have coins
When I die.