That house so tall and stark and bare,
Stands for all of them out there,
Without that house and friendly light
Would mean a ship is lost this night.
To see the light flash thro the rain,
Means Old Lucifer has lost again.
The wind it howls along the shore
To freeze them all, both rich and poor,
No amount of wealth will pay
The price those men will give today,
Without that light they will be
Lost at night upon the sea.
The rocks just wait to grab a hold
Of any ship that is too bold,
For many ships must have been
Along that coast and had not seen
The flash of warning in the night
From that lofty house with its great light.