The Great Unknown (Herring Caroline)

Just get in there Gas up the car If you're gonna go You'll need fuel for the road But if you stay Forget the past Things that haunt you They never last Oh but can they last Just one more day Somebody light a candle Light my way Like those two who crawled out From the devil's claws And then they saw the stars From the center of the Earth Or crashing through the atmosphere The answer unclear Though written in stone And when those break There's nothing but the great unknown It was a long wait And a walk down an aisle He placed his hands on my head And said "Bless you, my child" Sweet chrism crossed And incense burned Throughout the ages Amen was heard Are we fools who stay our fear Declaring one desire most dear Like those two who crawled out From the devil's claws And then they saw the stars From the center of the Earth Or crashing through the atmosphere The answer unclear Though written in stone And when those break There's nothing but the great unknown Teachers line up in rows To tell me things I already know As I separate the wheat from the chaff Until there's no wheat No laughter left The sun and moon have disappeared Might some light enter here? Like those two who crawled out From the devil's claws And then they saw the stars From the center of the Earth Or crashing through the atmosphere The answer unclear Though written in stone I am afraid of the great unknown