Thursday, October 3, 2013

After the Last Tear Falls





After the last tear falls 
After the last secret's told 
After the last bullet tears through flesh and bone 
After the last child starves 
And the last girl walks the boulevard 
After the last year that's just too hard 

There is love 
Love, love, love 
There is love 
Love, love, love 
There is love 

After the last disgrace 
After the last lie to save some face 
After the last brutal jab from a poison tongue 
After the last dirty politician 
After the last meal down at the mission 
After the last lonely night in prison 

There is love 
Love, love, love 
There is love 
Love, love, love 
There is love 

And in the end, the end is 
Oceans and oceans 
Of love and love again 
We'll see how the tears that have fallen 
Were caught in the palms 
Of the Giver of love and the Lover of all 
And we'll look back on these tears as old tales 

'Cause after the last plan fails 
After the last siren wails 
After the last young husband sails off to join the war 
After the last "this marriage is over" 
After the last young girl's innocence is stolen 
After the last years of silence that won't let a heart open 

There is love 
Love, love, love 
There is love 

And in the end, the end is 
Oceans and oceans 
Of love and love again 
We'll see how the tears that have fallen 
Were caught in the palms 
Of the Giver of love and the Lover of all 
And we'll look back on these tears as old tales 

'Cause after the last tear falls 
There is love