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Build A Lighthouse

from A Better World by Marv & Rindy Ross/ Quarterflash

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A song to inspire ourselves to action

lyrics

BUILD A LIGHTHOUSE
I WAS RIDING MY BIKE IN THE RAIN… PAST THE CAMPS,
PAST THE LONG LOST SOULS,
WHO FELL THRU HOLES IN THEIR LIVES,
HE WAS TALKING TO HIMSELF LIKE MAD AS I PASSED,
HE WAS LOST AT SEA WHILE SHIPS LIKE ME,
SAILED BY, SAILED BY, SAILED BY…
chorus
BUILD A LIGHTHOUSE FOR ALL THE SAILORS,
WHO ARE LOST AT SEA,
TELL THE HOPELESS THERE’S A HARBOUR,
THERE’S A PLACE TO SLEEP - THERE’S A PLACE TO SLEEP.

THERE’S A WOMAN THAT I SEE SOMETIMES,
WHO’S GROWN WEAK,
AND SHE’S NOT TO BLAME FOR HER BODY’S PAINFUL TOLL,
AND SHE’S SINKING AS THEY BUILD AN ARK,
THAT LEAKS,
ALL THEIR PRAYERS AND PLANS,
LIKE ROPES OF SAND WON’T HOLD,
WON’T HOLD, WON’T HOLD…
Chorus, then bridge:
AND IF THE QUEER KIDS SWIM ALONE,
CAN THEY MAKE IT ON THEIR OWN, (F chord)
CAN THEY MAKE IT SAFELY HOME

WE ARE SINKING IN A SEA OF HANDS REACHING OUT,
WE CAN’T LIFT THEM ALL,
AS THEIR STORMS & SQUALL RUN DEEP,
AND I WORRY THAT I MIGHT DROWN,
IN THEIR DESPAIR,
CAN WE RISE ABOVE TO FIND THE LOVE THEY NEED,
THEY NEED, THEY NEED…

credits

from A Better World, released July 24, 2020
Marv Ross: guitars / Rindy Ross: vocals / Gregg Williams: drums, congas, percussion / Sandin Wilson: fretless bass

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Marv & Rindy Ross/ Quarterflash Portland, Oregon

Rindy and Marv Ross have been playing together since getting married in 1971. Best known for their five Top 40 hits in Quarterflash including their iconic hit, "Harden My Heart", the Rosses have garnered gold and platinum albums and were inducted into Oregon's Music Hall of Fame. The Rosses received an Alumni Award of Excellence from their alma mater, Western Oregon University. ... more

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