When most of the darkness leaves us
And we are at last all alone
There’s no one left to deceive us
We are basic’ly on our own.
In the midst of our lifetime’s storm
When good sense and health have vanished
Imagine that this is the norm
And what’s left here has been banished.
When the new replaces the old
And life seems to have gone astray
Remember we once were that bold
But short of a permanent stay !