Flame & Flash

Flame, flash, excitement and cheering,
Run, pedal, jump and swim for glory
Medals given, anthems sung,
Flame extinguished. Goodnight.

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In the darkest days of these lands
Shines a bright hope in eight thousand miles
A light carried by eight thousand hands
To ignite at least eight million smiles

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Stand enthralled to gods and press alike
Awaiting truth in gleaming stadia
Rising from the mortal dust
To beat a rhythm to the heart of what we are

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