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Well there's a fire burning down in the city tonight,
it's the devils' furnace, shooting out a flame so bright;
there are bodies broken, shattered like a lost belief,
Lord above, there's something gone missing
and I think I recognise the thief.

Let a little love shine tonight,
and maybe it'll all turn out all right,
the darkest night bring the brightest day.
This is not surrender or defeat;
I'm just another hero in retreat,
everybody needs a sign sometimes,
everybody's got to pray some day.

She's got a broken heart, she's got a little baby in her arms;
well, you're got to travel light
when there's nothing left to do but run.
Lying in the darkness, waiting for the pain to pass,
but on the other side, perhaps a little peace at last.

Let a little love shine tonight,
Maybe it'll all turn out all right;
the darkest night bring the brightest day.
This is not surrender or defeat,
she's just another hero in retreat,
everybody needs a sign sometimes;
everybody's got to pray some day.

… and there's a man on the cross in a place called Calvary,
He's got his arms spread wide, just dying to be free,
and there's a look of fear; like a shadow in the eyes of love,
as from a dark despair comes a prayer
to the God above.

Do you still love me tonight?
Do you think it might still turn out all right?
The darkest night bring the brightest day?
This is not surrender or defeat,
he's just another hero in retreat,
everybody needs a sign sometimes;
everybody's got to pray some day.
(rpt last chorus)

© Steve O'Kane