"The Longest Night of the Year" The darkness is fading The light is returning But you will still be gone. And Christmas is coming And Christ is our saviour But you will still be gone. Like Christ we can cry And like Christ we can pray But you will still be gone, And New Year's eve we will fight To save your last living year But time will still march on. And winter will freeze And spring will grow flowers And you will still be gone. And spring will bring green leaves And summer a heat wave And you will still be gone. And your children will grow old Their bones will grow weary And you will still be gone. And we'll bury our mother On the hillside next to you And then you'll both be gone. And this is the longest night of the year. And God in his wisdom made time the great healer. The darkness is leaving. The light is returning. But you will still be gone. I always miss my father this time of year, all the way thru Christmas. Don't want to bum anybody out, just wanted to post this and express myself. Thank you!