Lovers come
and lovers will go.
What will last
and do we know?
Hearts break
but hearts will mend.
What is learnt?
And what’s a friend?
Sorrow hurts
yet sorrow will pass.
What is happiness?
Do we give it a chance?
People live
and people will die.
What is forever
but a breath and a sigh.

© S McLean 1990
(Lyrics to “A Breath and a Sigh” on “A Little Rain Must Fall” soundrack 1997)


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