by Janie Christensen

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Cover photo of Grand Illumination, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard.
Used by permission, courtesy of the Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce.


1 - The music is over
And the people have gone
Making their way through the night
And I sit in the gazebo
Where the crazy lanterns shine
While they pull down the lines.

2 - Usually you'll find me
Down in the café
Playing the jukebox, throwing time away
Watching the laughter and the lights
Spill out on the street
As if we had all that we need.

Cho - So be like the moon tonight
And climb into my car
I'll take you to the painted cliffs
Breathe not a word
Let the sky roll to the edge
We'll never be closer than this.

3 - When we were younger
We used to pretend
We were bandits and thieves
All I can hope for
As we come to the end
That I'm the only one you'll meet.

Cho - repeat

4 - Summer is ending
You can feel it in the wind
Comes from the mainland at night
And the island people know
When the time has come to go
But I never seem to get it right.

Cho - repeat


released August 31, 2012
Janie Christensen . . . vocal, piano, Oscar's accordion
Angelo Ficara . . . bass, harp & orchestral arrangement

Words & music by Janie Christensen
Crazy Lanterns Music/ASCAP
Copyright 1989



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