Cemetery Songs: Worlds Away

Worlds away
With memories of killing time with dreams.
Think of me;
It was so cold we burned.
And as they leave
They cross my mind.
No time; I think it’s over.
This life inside
I seem to mind.
Look in your eyes;
You’re worlds away,
And life is locked inside you..
They sleep and sleepwalk.
They dissolve to dreams.
Hear children crying;
They’re losing everything.
From heart to heart
The beat, slow, fades.
The sun explodes the night-time.
For all we know
There’s nothing changed.
Look in your eyes;
You’re worlds away,
Where art is close to science
A million miles,
A thousand minds,
Now worlds away.
Oh, no, don’t say goodbye.
When you can love only one thing,
And they want you to know.
It’s you, it’s you.
Worlds away,
Don’t say goodbye.
Worlds away,
Don’t…say…good…bye.

Cemetery Songs: Pendulum

“Lit up with no where to go… I’m in the fire, but I’m still cold…” Yes. This is me.


Lyrics:

Can’t know what’s high
Til you been down so low

The future’s bright
Lit up with no where to go

To and fro the pendulum throws

We are here and then we go
My shadow left me long ago

Understand what we don’t know
This might pass, this might last, this may grow

Easy come easy go
Easy left me a long time ago

I’m in the fire, but I’m still cold
Nothing works, works for me anymore

To and fro the pendulum throws
To and fro the pendulum throws

To and fro
To and fro

Cemetery Songs: Here With Me

I love that others going through this darkness sometimes post songs that resonate with them and their pain… particularly since music has been such a deep part of my own emotional process. I snagged this one from my friend Alex, who lost his beautiful wife Suzy to cancer. The piece that he wrote to go with it is equally beautiful, take a look here: The Fog and The Sun.

Thanks Alex.

Cemetery Songs: Ghosts that we Knew

 

Every now and then this happens to me. I will have some music on, not really paying any attention to the words. Then suddenly, I will hear the last line or two of the song and it will cut right to my core – as if someone was trying to get my attention with it. Quite a few of the songs I share here actually come to me this way. I’d never heard this one until tonight, and the same happened… caught the very last two lines and realized I needed to look it up. I cried as I listened to the whole thing, and it brought tears of overwhelm. It still shocks me when I hear lyrics in a song that sound so completely as if he is having a conversation with me.

Logically of course, some musician halfway across the country wrote this, probably for their own personal experience or one that touched them… it is obviously not literally him creating it. But sometimes the messages are so specific that I cannot deny that somehow he wills them to me, and at the last moment before the song ending, I snap to and realize it.  It makes me wonder in those moments, just how many ways do our loved ones try to let us know they are around? How many ways that we often times miss because we’re caught up in being too busy or maybe too lost in our pain to see it. There could be dozens of signs each day, or each hour even, that pass by us. I dunno, it’s kind of a nice thought to me.

Either way, tonight I feel like he asked me to promise him that we’d be alright. My response? We will. We most certainly will.

Cemetery Songs: Stay Home

Thank you Melissa xoxo

Stay home with me
Never look back
I won’t let you down
I won’t make a sound
If you stay home with me
I’d nevner let go
I won’t do you harm
I’d never go far
Just stay home with me
Stay home with me
Never look back
I won’t let you down
I won’t make a sound
If you stay home with me
I’d nevner let go
I won’t do you harm
I’d never go far
Just stay home with me

Cemetery Songs: Mirrors

I’ve loved this song since I first downloaded Justin Timberlake’s new album a few months ago, but I didn’t realize until today that he wrote this in honor of his grandparents. His grandfather passed away this past December, and his grandmother is still living here without him. I knew it spoke so deeply to me for a reason… its wonderful to know that reason now. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve stood with my hands on the mirror like at the end of this song… just wondering if he’s on the other side. Beautifully done.

Aren’t you somethin’ to admire?
‘Cause your shine is somethin’ like a mirror
And I can’t help but notice
You reflect in this heart of mine
If you ever feel alone and
The glare makes me hard to find
Just know that I’m always
Parallel on the other side

‘Cause with your hand in my hand and a pocket full of soul
I can tell you there’s no place we couldn’t go
Just put your hand on the glass
I’ll be tryin’ to pull you through
You just gotta be strong

‘Cause I don’t wanna lose you now
I’m lookin’ right at the other half of me
The vacancy that sat in my heart
Is a space that now you hold
Show me how to fight for now
And I’ll tell you, baby, it was easy
Comin’ back here to you once I figured it out
You were right here all along

It’s like you’re my mirror
My mirror staring back at me
I couldn’t get any bigger
With anyone else beside of me
And now it’s clear as this promise
That we’re making two reflections into one
‘Cause it’s like you’re my mirror
My mirror staring back at me, staring back at me

Aren’t you somethin’, an original
‘Cause it doesn’t seem merely a sample
And I can’t help but stare, ’cause
I see truth somewhere in your eyes
I can’t ever change without you
You reflect me, I love that about you
And if I could, I would look at us all the time

‘Cause with your hand in my hand and a pocket full of soul
I can tell you there’s no place we couldn’t go
Just put your hand on the glass
I’ll be tryin’ to pull you through
You just gotta be strong

‘Cause I don’t wanna lose you now
I’m lookin’ right at the other half of me
The vacancy that sat in my heart
Is a space that now you hold
Show me how to fight for now
And I’ll tell you, baby, it was easy
Comin’ back here to you once I figured it out
You were right here all along

It’s like you’re my mirror
My mirror staring back at me
I couldn’t get any bigger
With anyone else beside of me
And now it’s clear as this promise
That we’re making two reflections into one
‘Cause it’s like you’re my mirror
My mirror staring back at me, staring back at me

Yesterday is history
Tomorrow’s a mystery
I can see you lookin’ back at me
Keep your eyes on me
Baby, keep your eyes on me

‘Cause I don’t wanna lose you now
I’m lookin’ right at the other half of me
The vacancy that sat in my heart
Is a space that now you hold
Show me how to fight for now (please show me, baby)
I’ll tell you, baby, it was easy
Comin’ back here to you once I figured it out
You were right here all along

It’s like you’re my mirror
My mirror staring back at me
I couldn’t get any bigger
With anyone else beside of me
And now it’s clear as this promise
That we’re making two reflections into one
‘Cause it’s like you’re my mirror
My mirror staring back at me, staring back at me

You are, you are the love of my life

Two Sparrows in a Hurricane

I loved this song as a little girl… I dreamed as I grew into a young woman
of finding the man that would weather the storms of life with me.
The one that would be there for the good and the bad.
And who would one day be present as this song played.

A few years ago, you bought us tickets to see Tanya Tucker in concert.
You weren’t particularly excited about her music
but you knew I’d wanted to see her since I was a little girl,
and the smile on my face was enough for you.

There in the dark, to the right of the stage at the dance hall
we stood in our boots and plaid shirts
you with your arms around me.
And the moment came… she sang this song.

I cried tears of joy because I’d been waiting my whole life for you,
for this moment together.
For I knew that the man who stood by me during this song
was going to be the great love of my life.

You had no idea what you did for me that night,
what you did for me in so many other moments together.
Always you filled me with love.
Thank you for that – because it keeps me going each day still.

You will forever be the great love of my life.
Even if we never got to the wedding or the kids running around the house,
Or to retirement and growing old together.
We will always have love.

No matter how far apart the storm might take us,
I know that we’ll still be weathering it together,
Flying forever fast and bold and proud,
until the day the skies open, the winds calm, and we find each other again.

Until that day, and always, I love you.

Cemetery Songs: Within

I heard this song recently and found it so beautiful… there is a loneliness in it, but I feel like it so accurately expresses what many of us feel when we are going through grief and loss as well as many other things in our life.

There are so many things that I don’t understand
There’s a world within me that I cannot explain
Many rooms to explore, but the doors look the same
I am lost I can’t even remember my name

I’ve been, for sometime,
Looking for someone
I need to know now
Please tell me who I am

There are so many things
That I don’t understand
There’s a world within me
That I cannot explain
Many rooms to explore
But the doors look the same
(where are the locks to try the key)
I am lost I can’t even remember my name
(and I wonder why)

Cemetery Songs: Angel

I’ve always loved this song in its original version, but the other night I happened to catch this one by Sarah Simmons… I’m convinced this young singer is going places. I was blown away by her presence and voice. I’ve listened to it several times this past week and every time it goes straight to the soul of me and I can nearly feel his arms around me.