Within Judea's gates they stand
Subject to the king's command
A widow and her seven sons
Tall and proud, she raised each one

He calls the eldest to his throne
Abandon what you call your own
The boy stands firm, he will not break
With faith he's put his life at stake

And she says,
Go my son, don't look behind
The answers we don't need to find
She wants to break down, hold him tight
The scent of death, the pain, the fright
The soldiers shout, she shields her eyes
How can a mother watch her child die
It's all for You, she whispers low
My son she cries, I can't let go
I can't let go

The endless nights, the long hard years
She's fighting back the flood of tears
To each she whispers, be strong my boy
You were my life, my pride and joy

Six handsome sons now torn away
Her youngest left, he turns to say
You've taught me that our G-d is One
And now I know what must be done

From sun-tipped rooftops, a mournful cry
A woman stands, her head held high
City of gold, you are my breath
Your dawn has witnessed a thousand deaths

I've never seen the sun so strong
A moment has never felt this long
She walks ahead, a steady stride
A strength of steel from deep inside

Seven noble princes slain
A sunrise never saw such pain
A life the world will not forget
Torn, she leaps; a sun has set

The heavens tremble as she dies
The angels sing, the sages cry
A soul that gave can now ascend
She's dancing with her sons again


Heard he wrestled an angel
Fought him all through the night
Swore he wouldn't give up
He'd be the last man to fight

Heard he wrestled that angel
Until the pink morning light
Oh he dared not cross over
No he dared not take flight

No battlefield left, no battle cry
The war is over, you and I
And this cocoon can't hold a butterfly
Worn it through to reach the sky
The war is over, you and I
The war is over, you and I

And I, I wrestled my angel
Fought for all that was mine
As he tore through my city
Left it a desolate shrine

Oh how I wrestled that angel
Until the pink morning light
Oh I dared not cross over
No I dared not take flight

And I've got no more space
Oh it's time to show your face
'Cause I've walked this battleground too long, too long
I've got no more space
And all we're losing is the pace
I have found you in the embers of war, this war


Sunlight throws its shadows
As you sit so serene
A gentle breeze that plays a tune
I tiptoe in unseen

I wonder where your thoughts are
When you seem so far away
And when I hold your hand in mine
I close my eyes and pray

Strengthen her to lead us on
She binds us all as one
Show her that the sun still shines
That good times have begun
There's a hope she still holds on to
Fulfill the dream we share
For the wind is blowing stronger now
But her flame won't disappear

I have come to ring your doorbell
On a lonely summer's day
But the sunlight playing on your chair
Tells me you’ve gone away
In the silent peace that fills your room
Your laughter sings out clear
There are some flames that will always burn
And never disappear

I’ve grown to learn though the wind may cry
And a violent ocean roars
Some chapters never truly close
As the way it is with yours

Now when I pray for you on Friday night
Somehow I feel the same
It must be that your soul is near
You are an everlasting flame