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Just Before Dawn

(Gail Marten)
August 18, 2005
©2001 Gail Marten & Alfonso Rondon

A haunting narrative of self-doubt, perfectly aligned to the music.

Moonlight through the willow,
Tracing shadows on my pillow,
I lie awake here in my lonely room
I’m haunted by an old familiar tune.

Is it a beginning or an ending?
Revelation or pretending?
The echoes of the distant night reminding me,
It’s always darkest just before dawn.

Moon will soon surrender
To the early morning splendor.
I’ve tossed and turned another sleepless night,
Wondering what went wrong and who was right.

Streetlights dim, and dawn 
Will soon be breaking,
And the world will be awaking,
The echoes of the distant night reminding me,
It’s always darkest just before dawn.

©Gail Marten 2001