"The Lantern” by The Rolling Stones
Producers: Bill Wyman, Brian Jones, Charlie Watts, Keith Richards, and Mick Jagger
Composers: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Lyricists: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Associated Performers: Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, and Nicky Hopkins
We in our present life
Knew that the stars were right
That if you are the first to go, you’ll leave a sign to let me know, tell me so.
So if you are the first to go you’ll
Leave a sign to let me know oh tell me so.
Please carry the lantern lights.
You cross the sea of night
Free from the spell of fright
Your cloak it is a spirit it shroud you
Wake me in my sleeping hours like a cloud.
Please carry the lantern high
Me in my sorry plight
You waiting every night
My face it turns a deathly pale, you’re
Talking to me through your veil. I hear you wail.
Please carry the lantern light.
The servants sleep, the door’s are barred. You hear the stopping
Of my heart.
Please carry the lantern high.
“The Lantern (Official Lyric Video)”
Directed by: Lucy Dawkins and Tom Readdy at Yes Please Productions
Producers: Julian Klein, Michael Gochanour, Robin Klein, Sara Dempsey
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Music video by The Rolling Stones performing The Lantern.