Shining Star   4:06
(Brenda Linton/North Shores, BMI)

She was a shining star.
Her family all knew she would go far.
But not one of them could have imagined
they’d be bringing her home on the last flight tonight,
bringing her home on the last flight tonight.

He had no faith in the Lord.
He always got around the Law.
He had a will that would not bend.                             
Now they’re bringing her home on the last flight tonight,
bringing her home on the last flight tonight.
She’s flying home alone.

I can tell you my son was charming,
and manly like Clooney or Cage.
But he was like a stranger to me
when he gave in to his rage.

I wanted it to last
so I kept silent about his past.
I never thought it would end like this.
They’re bringing her home on the last flight tonight,
bringing her home on the last flight tonight.

His life with her was a lie.
How we deceived her makes me cry.
I tried to help her run but he caught her.
Now they’re bringing her home on the last flight tonight,
bringing her home on the last flight tonight.
She’s flying home alone.

I can tell you that girl was fearless,
not a lamb to slaughter.
She was the child I wished was mine.
I loved her like a daughter,
like a daughter.

Don’t send flowers.
Don’t send condolences.
And don’t protect the one you love.
'Cause she’ll never come home.  
And she’ll die alone.