January 16, 2019
LYRICS, POETRY AND PROSE 190115
A place to share some words of beauty, inspiration, and life. The lyrics this week are all about loss and death. Two of our three selections are country music, because nobody sings about loss and death better than country folks. The first one is about a feeling we have all had when we think of loved ones we have lost. What we wouldn’t give for one more day with that person, just to tell them how much we love and miss them. The second has a gospel sound that recalls a troubled life and the pain felt by those left behind. The third selection is an import from across the ocean, which is so hauntingly beautiful that that it could make a stone weep. Click on the name of the piece to get a video or more information.
One more day, one more time
One more sunset, maybe I’d be satisfied
But then again, I know what it would do
Leave me wishing still for one more day with you
– One More Day Group: Diamond Rio; Writers: Bobby Tomberlin & Steven Dale Jones
I know your life
On earth was troubled
And only you could know the pain.
You weren’t afraid to face the devil,
You were no stranger to the rain.
– Go Rest High on That Mountain Singer and Songwriter: Vince Gill
But when ye come, and all the flowers are dying,
If I am dead, as dead I well may be,
You’ll come and find the place where I am lying,
And kneel and say an Ave there for me.
And I shall hear, though soft you tread above me,
And all my grave will warmer, sweeter be,
For you will bend and tell me that you love me,
And I shall sleep in peace until you come to me
– Danny Boy Singers: Celtic Women; Songwriter: Frederick E. Weatherly