A Song for Lisabetta
Lyrics by Tiana i Zaydan i Riqueza
The Flame that burns bright casts a long shadow The journey you began, we are poised to follow The flame that burns bright lasts for half as long But the night is darkest before the dawn
What did you see when you looked in the mirror? A Prince of great ambition? The Empire of your vision? What did you see when you looked to the future? To make the hard decisions, despite your opposition?
They say you hid how much you cared behind a mask Lest your love be mistook for weakness But the world would bend before you gave up on your task May Holberg’s pride forever serve as witness
You saw the beauty and the colour of the world The great artistic renaissance your passion But your smile gave me courage when I forgot the words May even your dissenters mourn your passing
What did you see when you looked in the mirror? The fire hid behind the mask of dignity? What did you see when you looked to the future? A world where all people lived at liberty