The Darker the Night (the Brighter the Stars) Lyrics and Music by John Flynn

[This song is dedicated to the memory of Marian Fisher a thirteen year old Amish girl who said ďShoot me firstĒ to her killer in order to buy time for her sister and classmates in a one-room schoolhouse in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania in October of 2006.]

Some nights when the dark is all I can see
and its seems an eternity
since I felt the sun shine on me
My eyes gradually adjust to the sights
of the most incredible lights
shining all around me so bright
Itís a wonder that I never noticed before
Once the moonlight hid the glow but not anymore

The darker the night
the brighter the stars
That give hope and light
to this world of ours
This world of ours...

Like thrown fists the stupid things Iíve been seeing
Done to and done by human beings
land and knock the wind out of me
So I try to steel myself and get hard
Find new ways to keep up my guard
ĎTil love, unafraid and unscarred
Shines with beauty I canít comprehend
And it takes my breath away again

The darker the night
the brighter the stars
That give hope and light
to this world of ours

When Iím lost at sea my soul can steer by
Blazing constellations in the night sky...

Itís a wonder that I never noticed before
Once the moonlight hid the glow but not anymore

The darker the night
the brighter the stars...

© Flying Stone Music