1.  Like a book that’s never opened, a word too late to say,

Like a story long forgotten, your plans won’t see the light of day,

A toy lost in the attic, to the past it holds the key

A song that will never be sung, like chimes lost on the breeze.


2.  The promised land was ours; lost at sea no more,

And trailing clouds of glory, we landed on the shore.

We climbed the hills of broken dreams, and still we were not free.

The ship could hear our cries for help, like chimes lost on the breeze.


Chorus:  We hear but we don’t listen, and go on our way.

But we should heed the chimes and what they say.


3.  Oh, gentle man that fathered me: how can I make amends?

Did I really do enough to help you near the end?

You were from an age when you couldn’t say what your heart really needs.

His unspoken words I should have heard; now they’re chimes lost on the breeze.


4.  We spend our lives gathering possessions from a list,

But there’s always a yearning for something that we’ve missed.

Building concrete towers and burning down the trees,

Until the last songbirds have gone like chimes lost on the breeze.


Chorus:  Oh, we hear but we don’t listen, and go on our way, etc.


5.  Every sinner has a future; every saint has a past.

Time to start believing, the light is fading fast.

The race is almost run, time to fall down on your knees

Or your cries will never be heard, like chimes lost on the breeze.