(ęDavid Cuny 1999)

All things fail
All things fade away
All things fail
That's just the way of the world

I know
the hand I play
is from cards that I've been dealt
And you know
that the tears I cry
come from pain that's deeply felt

It's a cold, cold light of morning
that steals the dreams of night
and sweeps away my illusions
in it's bright, unblinking light

All things fail
All things fade away
All things fail
That's just the way of the world

I know
that time's not on my side
And you know
that I lack the strength
to stand against the tide

The brave, bright new tomorrow
now seems faded like the sun
with the story that's unfinished
and all our dreams all left undone

And I do not hope to see it
as dreams fade into the cold, harsh light of day
No, I dare not hope to hope
for I have seen my own hour pass away -

All things fail
All things fade away
All things fail
Well, that's just the way of the world

The voices call from all about
and are echoing this song
But I hope that they are wrong;
they sing:

In the end - all things fail
In the end - all hope fades
Like all things of this world
all good things are unmade

With the road stretched into the distance
in the harsh, new light of dawn
but the road goes ever on

All things fail
All things fade away
All things fail
That's just the way of the world

Comments
This is an unfinished work that has not yet been fully set to music.