I wasn’t there, so I’ll never know
Armed only with rage,
You chose a path I probably wouldn’t go.
Little of age,
But excess in mighty.

I wasn’t there, so my family will never know
The pain of loss and years,
Yours probably knew but they still let you go.
Many, many tears,
For a future now so bright.

I wasn’t there, so I’ll never ever know
Risking all my dreams,
For the future of someone I will never ever know.
Oppression bursting at the seams,
This was the dream you had in sight.

But I am here, so I’ll forever ever know
The bravery of you,
For the future I forever ever own and know.
More for me and those after me too;
Thanks, oh thanks, my candle in the night.