Beyond the Rim

& so we all have gathered like we always used to do
& we sit around this table but we sit here without you
& all these sneaking silences will betray you are not there
just another long remembrance for another vacant chair
so when our cups are empty we will fill them to the brim
in the names of those now gone beyond the rim

(chorus)
so when you've left us I'll see that you still will leave a trace
& carry you inside me though I cannot take your place
I'm clinging to your memory when the light has gotten dim
so not all things shall pass beyond the rim

our mouths are full of stories that we tell lest we forget
if we don't lose sight of these then we will not have lost you yet
with all the details fading from what we think that we still know
let our laughter chase the sadness when it pulls us down below
the edge of grief brings comfort though it tears us limb from limb
as we speak of those who've gone beyond the rim

(chorus)

some say there is a heaven where the best of souls will rest
if they only said the right words, if they only passed the test
to live like this life matters til the moment it must cease
is the only way I've ever found to reach that kind of peace
so let the love you left behind become your sacred hymn
until all of us must pass beyond the rim

(chorus)

it's in your steps we carry on when the future looks so grim
so not all things shall pass beyond the rim
I'm clinging to your memory when the light has gotten dim
so not all things shall pass beyond the rim

Year 6 of Babylon 5 Love Month: A tribute to the fallen.

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