We Shall See The Sun Again

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"We Shall See The Sun Again" is inspired by the story of Maximilian Kolbe, a martyr who volunteered his life to save another man's at Auschwitz in 1941. He kept up the spirits of the men he was condemned to die with. The man he saved, Franciszek Gajowniczek, would live to be 93 years old and bear witness to his canonization as saint in 1982.

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Father dear, when will we see the sun again?
I cannot make any promises or say just exactly when
We are but Christians in a hungry lion’s den
And each night we pray that we will see the sun again

My belly’s empty and I need a song to sleep
So bring me a dream that won’t make me weep

I just want to see the sun again
I don’t care just where or when
I just want to see the sun again

Last night I dreamt of oranges, peaches and plums
Yes we wait for release but somehow the day never comes
But when it does we’ll have ourselves a decadent feast
A feast for the angels and a banquet for the priests

But that day’s not here, we’ll count our few blessings
And save our strength to smile when our father sings

We may never see the sun again
But until that time, we’ll sing out to our hearts content

I tried to cry but I can’t conjure up the tears
I placate myself that death or freedom nears
This may be the last time I’ll get to kiss your face
It’s a portrait of a man I’ll never hope to replace

It was a selfless act for him to assume this role
To keep our spirits up with no hope of parole

We shall all see the sun again
If not on this plane, surely the next one then

He held my hand as we were sprawled across the floor
It was a gesture of kindness and I could not ask for more
So won’t you hold me dear, I am so afraid to die
But I will fear not fate with you just by my side

It was worth it if only to save just one
I accept the crimson crown of martyrdom

I shall see the sun again
With all my brethren
I shall see the sun again

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from Feral Children's Almanac, released February 20, 2016
Written by Kevin Sinclair
Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin: Kevin Sinclair

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