67 Minutes

from by John Lester



67 minutes
Is not that much time
To put an ending on a lifetime
To say a last goodbye
A secret operation
An international flight
We simply went ‘round those who wronged us
To set things right

I still see your face as I surprised you
All the life left in your eyes
Now each time I think about you
The memory of you lies

In 67 minutes
Of joy not tears
Now I’ll remember every second
For the rest of my years
Our oldest dancing all around you
Our babies silent gaze
The infants and their elder
Before we parted our ways

I know no one lives forever
But through their children carry on
So we were there for you and listening
To everything you’d pass along
In 67 minutes

And then our 67 minutes
Finally came to a close
So I lingered by your doorway
And heard each word you chose
How you told me not to worry
You last advice to your son
And then you praised the girl I married
And the new lives we’d begun

Then I walked into the afternoon
And left our last goodbye behind
Now that’s how I now remember you
Running like a movie in my mind
For 67 minutes

©John Lester


from Fathers and Sons, released June 18, 2017
John Lester - vocals, acoustic bass guitar, fretless bass
Steve Lawson - fretless 6 string-bass soundscapes
Michael Urbano - drums



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