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Countless winter nights ago,
A woman shivered in the cold.
Cursed the skies, and wondered why
the gods invented pain.

Aching angry flesh and bone,
Bitterly she struck the stones
Until... she saw that spark
of light, and flame.

And though… the others cried out heresy
she defied them,
proud.... set afire history

Oh…

Tomorrow can be brighter than today,
although the night is cold….
the stars may seem so very far away...
But courage, hope and reason burn,
in every mind, each lesson learned,
shining light to guide to our way,
make tomorrow brighter than today....

Oh..... oh…...
oh… brighter than today….

Ages long forgotten now,
We built the wheel and then the plough.
Tilled the earth and proved our worth,
Against the drought and snow.

Soon we had the time to fathom
Mountain peaks and tiny atoms,
Beating hearts electric sparks
And so much more to know.

Tomorrow can be brighter than today,
although the night is cold….
the stars may seem so very far away...
But courage, hope and reason burn,
in every mind, each lesson learned,
driving darkness far away,
make tomorrow brighter than today....

Oh..... oh……
Oh..... oh…...
oh… brighter than today….

The universe may seem unfair,
the laws of nature may not care.
Storms and quakes, our own mistakes
They nearly doused our flame.

But all these trials we’ve endured,
With moral progress, ailments cured,
Against our herculean task
we’ve risen to proclaim.

Tomorrow can be brighter than today,
although the night is cold….
the stars may seem so very far away...
But courage, hope and reason burn,
in every mind, each lesson learned -
Rise up to the stars and say:
make tomorrow brighter than today....

Oh..... oh……
Oh..... oh……
Oh..... oh……

oh… brighter than today….

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from Brighter Than Today: A Secular Solstice, released June 6, 2014
Performed by The Bliss Jockeys

Phil Robinson (vocals, guitar)
Lesley Shannon (vocals)
Ellen Weiss (vocals, percussion)
Leyla Mesic (vocals)
Valerie Gomes (vocals)
Myriam Phiro (vocals)
Kristina Latour (vocals)
Josh Friedman (guitar)
Merter Yildirim (bass)
Casper Paludan (drums)

Written by Raymond Arnold

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