ONE SMALL FLAME

A Tribute to Liberty

In Response to the Tragedies in New York September 11, 2001

On September 11, 2001, a picture came on TV -- the scene was New York City at dusk, the smoke from the World Trade Center disaster glowing in the sunset, and the Statue of Liberty shining brightly in the foreground. This song was inspired by that vision of American Liberty...

Music by Cantor Wally Schachet-Briskin

Lyrics by Cantor Wally Schachet-Briskin with Scott Mandel
Featuring the Pacoima Singers Musical Theatre Group
under the direction of Scott Mandel
Engineered by Troy Dexter

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On that dark day of autumn, when hope seemed lost and gone,
We had to find the fire to help us journey on.
As we saw the flame, it seemed so small, so slight...
Yet, Lady Liberty stood strong, lighting up the night!

With just one small flame, we kept our hope alive
And this one small flame helped us always to survive,
As it shone the way to liberty, as it shone the way to trust...
To remind us of the light of love deep inside of us!

In the midst of the rubble, it looked like hope was dead
The towers lay in ruin, the city glowed in red.
Then brave and selfless heroes came, responding to the call
And through the dust and smoke we saw Miss Liberty stand tall!

With just one small flame, we kept our hope alive
And this one small flame helped us always to survive,
As it shone the way to liberty, as it shone the way to trust...
To remind us of the light of love deep inside of us!

When our world seems somber, and the sky- is dark above,
We light a flame of freedom, and let it shine on love,
And soon each light we kindle will shine on every face,
Warming up the future, spreading love and grace!

With just one small flame, we kept our hope alive
And this one small flame helped us always to survive,
As it shone the way to liberty, as it shone the way to trust...
To remind us of the light of love deep inside of us!

If we each keep freedom shining, adding more lights, one by one,
Then America can make a flame brighter than the sun!

With just one small flame, we keep our hope alive
And this one small flame will help us always to survive,
As it shines the way to liberty, as it shines the way to trust...
To remind us of the light of love deep inside of us!

© 2001 Wally Schachet-Briskin (ASCAP). All Rights Reserved.