Rest my brother – go back to sleep, the bells you hear are not for you. So stay in bed and let us go, you’ve served your time, you’ve earned your keep.
Rest my brother – you needn’t wake, the engine rolls without you now. Though in our hearts you’ll always be, your love for life, no blaze can take.
Rest my brother – don’t you fret, your children are looked after well. We will protect and raise them strong, but their loving father, they will not forget.
Rest my brother – you mustn’t weep, your family is our family now. We’ll take them in as you would ours, but in their hearts your memories keep.
Rest my brother – you shouldn’t tire, the sirens here no longer wail. But we see you there across the seat, each time we roll to another fire.
Rest my brother – go back to sleep, all is well, all is well. You’ve done your time, earned your keep, no more tapping of the bell.