Firekeeper

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lyrics

Firekeeper

I left my home in Whitby
For a tour in Kandahar
I’ll serve my country
My country serves us all

I’ll survive I know I will
I’m guided by my heart
Light a candle it will guide my way
Don’t let the flame go out

Keepers of the fire, the wind is blowing hard
Guard the candle from the night
Don’t let the flame go out

Now we walk this ancient land
We look down from above
Try to extend a helping hand down the barrel of a gun
Children smile as we pass by from the elders a suspicious eye
I serve my country and myself
My brothers do your part

Keepers of the fire
The wind is blowing hard
Guard the candle from the night

Protect the flame
If a country takes its youth to war
A soldier’s trust to hold is yours
Lives entrusted in our hands
Don’t leave their fate to chance

Then came that fateful day, we rode out at dawn
Charlie at my right hand drove east towards the sun
That day no children lined the drive
I never got to say goodbye
Today I die please wonder why
My brothers follow your heart

Keepers of the fire, the wind is blowing hard
Guard the candle from the night, Hold it high let it shine it’s light
Guide the candle through the night
Don’t let the flame go out

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from Bridging Borders, released June 5, 2016

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Christophe Elie Ottawa, Ontario

Plugging in an electric guitar as a 16-year-old kid growing up, the visceral, compelling storytelling of folk-rock has reverberated through his music ever since.
Noted for his passionate performances and rugged vocal style, Elie’s music is writerly, invigorating and, perhaps most important of all, utterly compelling whilst challenging the listener with its message.
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