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Songs of Remembrance and Grief

Posted by tenderchichi (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 23, 08 at 1:15

"Wake Me Up When September Ends"
Green Day

Summer has come and passed
The innocent can never last
wake me up when september ends

like my fathers come to pass
seven years has gone so fast
wake me up when september ends

here comes the rain again
falling from the stars
drenched in my pain again
becoming who we are

as my memory rests
but never forgets what I lost
wake me up when september ends

summer has come and passed
the innocent can never last
wake me up when september ends

ring out the bells again
like we did when spring began
wake me up when september ends

here comes the rain again
falling from the stars
drenched in my pain again
becoming who we are

as my memory rests
but never forgets what I lost
wake me up when september ends

Summer has come and passed
The innocent can never last
wake me up when september ends

like my father's come to pass
twenty years has gone so fast
wake me up when september ends
wake me up when september ends
wake me up when september ends

To listen:

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uj4qfCNQB6s&feature=related


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RE: Songs of Remembrance and Grief

Our loved ones, parents, may not fit the complete description of the Dad in this song but the message is clear. It is a tribute to those who Left us their Love and Values...and memories to Cherish about them.

Leader of The Band/
Dan Fogelberg

An only child
Alone and wild
A cabinet makers son
His hands were meant
For different work
And his heart was known
To none --
He left his home
And went his lone
And solitary way
And he gave to me
A gift I know I never
Can repay

A quiet man of music
Denied a simpler fate
He tried to be a soldier once
But his music wouldnt wait
He earned his love
Through discipline
A thundering, velvet hand
His gentle means of sculpting souls
Took me years to understand.

The leader of the band is tired
And his eyes are growing old
But his blood runs through
My instrument
And his song is in my soul --
My life has been a poor attempt
To imitate the man
Im just a living legacy
To the leader of the band.

My brothers lives were
Different
For they heard another call
One went to chicago
And the other to st. paul
And Im in colorado
When Im not in some hotel
Living out this life Ive chose
And come to know so well.

I thank you for the music
And your stories of the road
I thank you for the freedom
When it came my time to go --
I thank you for the kindness
And the times when you got tough
And, pap, I dont think i
Said i love you near enough --

The leader of the band is tired
And his eyes are growing old
But his blood runs through
My instrument
And his song is in my soul --
My life has been a poor attempt
To imitate the man
Im just a living legacy
To the leader of the band
I am the living legacy
To the leader of the band.

To listen:

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cy3GHCy49Dw


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For my Dad and my Childrens' Papa:

"Sunday Will Never Be the Same"
Spanky & Our Gang

I remember Sunday morning
I would meet him at the park
We'd walk together hand in hand
'Til it was almost dark

Now I wake up Sunday morning
Walk across the way to find
Nobody waiting for me
Sunday's just another day

Sunday will never be the same
I've lost my Sunday-song,
He'll not be back again

Sunny afternoons that make me
Feel so warm inside
Have turned as cold and grey as ashes
As I feel the embers die

No longer can I walk these paths
For they have changed
I must be on, the sun is gone
And I think it's gonna rain

Sunday will never be the same
I've lost my Sunday-song
He'll not be back again

I remember children
Feeding flocks of pigeons
I remember sunshine
And you were mine

Sunday will never be the same
I've lost my Sunday song,
He'll not be back again [...fade]

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzu-ujCg0Vk


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"HEARTS CAN DO NO MORE...."
Stevens: How Can I Tell You

How can I tell you that I love you, I love you
But I cant think of right words to say
I long to tell you that Im always thinking of you
Im always thinking of you, but my words
Just blow away, just blow away
It always ends up to one thing, honey
And I cant think of right words to say
Wherever I am girl, Im always walking with you
Im always walking with you, but I look and youre not there
Whoever Im with, Im always, always talking to you
Im always talking to you, and Im sad that
You cant hear, sad that you cant hear
It always ends up to one thing, honey,
When I look and youre not there
I need to know you, need to feel my arms around you
Feel my arms around you, like a sea around a shore
And -- each night and day I pray, in hope
That I might find you, in hope that I might
Find you, because hearts can do no more
It always ends up to one thing honey, still I kneel upon the floor
How can I tell you that I love you, I love you
But I cant think of right words to say
I long to tell you that Im always thinking of you
Im always thinking of you....
It always ends up to one thing honey
And I cant think of right words to say

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBwUkPYzjKs


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"Tears in Heaven"
Eric Clapton

Would you know my name
If I saw you in heaven
Will it be the same
If I saw you in heaven
I must be strong, and carry on
Cause I know I don't belong
Here in heaven

Would you hold my hand
If I saw you in heaven
Would you help me stand
If I saw you in heaven
I'll find my way, through night and day
Cause I know I just can't stay
Here in heaven

Time can bring you down
Time can bend your knee
Time can break your heart
Have you begging please
Begging please

(instrumental)

Beyond the door
There's peace I'm sure.
And I know there'll be no more...
Tears in heaven

Would you know my name
If I saw you in heaven
Will it be the same
If I saw you in heaven
I must be strong, and carry on
Cause I know I don't belong
Here in heaven

Cause I know I don't belong
Here in heaven

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRsJlAJvOSM


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"In My Life"
Beatles

There are places i'll remember
All my life though some have changed
Some forever not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places have their moments
With lovers and friends i still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life i've loved them all

But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you
And these memories lose their meaning
When i think of love as something new
Though i know i'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know i'll often stop and think about them
In my life i love you more

Though i know i'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know i'll often stop and think about them
In my life i love you more
In my life i love you more

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQzlIKen2aw


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The following song was written by Warren Zevon for his family just before he died of lung cancer. What a beautiful gift.

KEEP ME IN YOUR HEART

Shadows are fallin' and I'm runnin' out of breath
Keep me in your heart for a while
If I leave you it doesn't mean I love you any less
Keep me in your heart for a while

When you get up in the mornin' and you see that crazy sun
Keep me in your heart for a while
There's a train leavin' nightly called "When All is Said and Done"
Keep me in your heart for a while

Sha-lalala-lala-li-lalala-lo
Keep me in your heart for a while
Sha-lalala-lala-li-lalala-lo
Keep me in your heart for a while

Sometimes when you're doin' simple things around the house
Maybe you'll think of me and smile
You know I'm tied to you like the buttons on your blouse
Keep me in your heart for a while

Hold me in your thoughts
Take me to your dreams
Touch me as I fall into view
When the winter comes
Keep the fires lit
And I will be right next to you

Engine driver's headed north up to Pleasant Stream
Keep me in your heart for a while
These wheels keep turnin' but they're runnin' out of steam
Keep me in your heart for a while

Sha-lalala-lala-li-lalala-lo
Keep me in your heart for a while
Sha-lalala-lala-li-lalala-lo
Keep me in your heart for a while

Keep me in your heart for a while


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For kms4me

"Keep me in your Heart"

Thought to add the link below to listen. Very moving tribute.

What can we do but to keep them in our hearts. I believe that there is a Heaven and they we will meet again.

The best tribute to my Dad's Life is to always try to be the kind of person that I know He would be proud of. Not that I must accomplish great things but that I would do my best to live by the example He set for his children.

My Dad was not a "sophisticated" person. He hated no one and was always ready to lend a helping hand with a genuine smile on His never to be forgotten dear face.

He is in my my Heart til we meet again.

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7NQjLZvw44&feature=related


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"I Believe" - Diamond Rio

Every now and then soft as breath upon my skin
I feel you come back again
And its like you havent been gone a moment from my side,
Like the tears were never cried,
Like the hands of time were pulling you and me.

And with all my heart Im sure were closer than we ever were,
I dont have to hear or see Ive got all the proof I need.
There are more than angels watching over me

I believe
Oh I believe

Now when you die and life goes on, I
t doesnt end here
When youre gone every soul has found a flight
It never ends if Im right.

Our love can even reach across eternity.

I believe
Oh I believe

Forever youre a part of me,
Forever in the heart of me,
I will hold you even longer if I can.
Oh the people, who dont see the most,
See that I believe in ghosts.
If that makes me crazy then I am

Cuz I believe
Oh I believe

There are more than angels watching over me.

I believe
Oh I believe

Every now and then soft as breath upon my skin,
I feel you come back again
And I believe.


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For brycesmommy is the link to listen to the bitter sweet song you posted.

"And with all my heart Im sure were closer than we ever were,
I dont have to hear or see Ive got all the proof I need.
There are more than angels watching over me...."

"They" are like Angels now. I like to think that my dear Daddy and Papa to his grandchildren can visit from time to time and is watching over us.

I know He loved all of us in His own special way.

Our Hope is in the Blessed moment when we will meet them again.

Also, never forget and treasure the Love they left behind.


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Hi Brycesmommy...we haven't heard from you in a long time, and I'm hoping that means that your family and your twins are doing great. I think of you so often.


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My Dad loved to dance. Remembering many dances we had together. Love You Daddy.

"Dance with my Father Again"
Luther Vandross

Verse 1:
Back when I was a child
Before life removed all the innocence
My father would lift me high
And dance with my mother and me and then
Spend me around till I fell asleep
Then up the stairs he would carry me
And I knew for sure I was loved

Chorus:
If I could get another chance
Another walk, another dance with him
I'd play a song that would never ever end
How I'd love love love to dance with my father again

Verse 2:
When I and my mother would disagree
To get my way I would run from her to him
He'd make me laugh just to comfort me(yeah, yeah)
Then finally make me do just what my momma said
Later that night, when I was asleep
He left a dollar under my sheet
Never dreamed that he would be gone from me

Chorus:
If I could steal
One final glance
One final step
One final dance with him
I'd play a song that would never ever end
Cause I'd love love love to dance with my father again

Verse 3:
Sometimes I'd listen outside her door
I'd hear how my mother cried for him
(2x) I'd pray for her even more than me

I know I'm praying for much too much
But could you send back the only man she loved
I know you don't do it usually
But dear Lord she' s dying to dance with my father again

Every night I fall asleep
And this is all I ever dream

Link to "Dance with my Father Again"

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-X0JcXnWEw


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"Julia"/Beatles
written by John Lennon for his Mom.

Half of what I say is meaningless
But I say it just to reach you,
Julia

Julia, Julia, oceanchild, calls me
So I sing a song of love, Julia
Julia, seashell eyes, windy smile, calls me
So I sing a song of love, Julia

Her hair of floating sky is shimmering, glimmering,
In the sun

Julia, Julia, morning moon, touch me
So I sing a song of love, Julia

When I cannot sing my heart
I can only speak my mind, Julia

Julia, sleeping sand, silent cloud, touch me
So I sing a song of love, Julia
Hum hum hum...calls me
So I sing a song of love for Julia, Julia, Julia

To listen:

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fRSnhL0V-o


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This really isn't a Song of Remembrance -- more a Song of Grief. The very first time I heard it was within an hour after my Mom died. I was driving home from the hospital before dawn. I haven't heard it too often since then,but when I do, the timing of the particular situation is uncanny.

Dreaming With A Broken Heart by John Mayer

When you're dreaming with a broken heart
The waking up is the hardest part
You roll outta bed and down on your knees
And for the moment you can hardly breathe
Wondering was she really here?
Is she standing in my room?
No she's not, 'cause she's gone, gone, gone, gone, gone....

When you're dreaming with a broken heart
The giving up is the hardest part
She takes you in with your crying eyes
Then all at once you have to say goodbye
Wondering could you stay my love?
Will you wake up by my side?
No she can't, 'cause she's gone, gone, gone, gone, gone....

Oooooooooohhhhhhhhh

Now do i have to fall asleep with roses in my hand
Do i have to fall asleep with roses in my hand?
Do i have to fall asleep with roses in my hand?
Do i have to fall asleep with roses in my hand?
Would you get them if i did?
No you won't, 'cause you're gone, gone, gone, gone, gone....

When you're dreaming with a broken heart
The waking up is the hardest part


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When I found myself in times of trouble Mother Mary comes to me singing words of wisdom. Let it be, let it be, let it be oh let it be there will be an answer , let it be. This song from the beatles always tugs at my heart and makes me cry. God bless us all!!!!!


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darzie, "Let it Be" is a melody with a lot of truth in it. Sad as it may be, we all have to go thru it. Maybe, it is necessary and will make us all grow in some better way.

Maura, at the bottom is the link to "Dreaming with a Broken Heart". Such melancholy sweetness in those words.

It is truly hard to reconcile ourselves to the fact that someone we loved is gone from our physical life, never to be seen again. I am just really starting to process that fact. I will not see my Dad again. It is really painful to take that to heart. Til we leave this earth, we will be missing them.

"Let it Be"/Beatles
When I find myself in times of trouble, mother Mary comes to me,
speaking words of wisdom, let it be.
And in my hour of darkness she is standing right in front of me,
speaking words of wisdom, let it be.

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be.
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.

And when the broken hearted people living in the world agree,
there will be an answer, let it be.
For though they may be parted there is still a chance that they will see,
there will be an answer. let it be.

Let it be, let it be, .....

And when the night is cloudy, there is still a light, that shines on me,
shine until tomorrow, let it be.
I wake up to the sound of music, mother Mary comes to me,
speaking words of wisdom, let it be.

Let it be, let it be, .....

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NZZ6tXCuO8


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Another heartbreaking favorite of mine, by Carly Simon:

Like A River

Dear mother the struggle is over now
And your house is up for sale
We divided your railway watches
Between the four of us
I fought over the pearls
With the other girls
But it was all a metaphor
For what was wrong with us
As the room is emptying out
Your face so young comes into view
And on the back porch is a well-worn step
And a pool of light you can walk into

I'll wait no more for you like a daughter,
That part of our life together is over
But I will wait for you, forever
Like a river...

Can you clear up the mystery of the Sphinx?
Do you know any more about God?
Are you dancing with Benjamin Franklin
On the face of the moon?
Have you reconciled with Dad?
Does the rain still make you sad?
Last night I swear I could feel you
Moving through my room
And I thought you touched my feet
I so wanted it to be true
In my theater there is a stage
And a footlight you can step into...

I'll wait no more for you like a daughter,
That part of our life together is over
But I will wait for you, forever
Like a river...

In the river I know I will find the key
And your voice will rise like the spray
In the moment of knowing
The tide will wash away my doubt
'Cause you're already home
Making it nice for when I come home
Like the way I find my bed turned down
Coming in from a late night out.
Please keep reminding me
Of what in my soul I know is true

Come in my boat, there's a seat beside me
And two or three stars we can gaze into...

I'll wait no more for you like a daughter,
That part of our life together is over
But I will wait for you forever
Like a river...

I'll never leave, always just a dream away
A star that's always watching
Never turn away
We'll never leave, always just a thought away
A candle always burning
Never turn away
The moon will hide, the tree will bend
I'm right beside you
I'll never turn away


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Have a tissue handy....

Here is a link that might be useful: Like a River


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maura63,
That sure can bring a tear to the eye. Tissues needed.

It asks all the right questions. Expresses all our Hopes while we wait. "Like a River..." Life runs its course.

And, the part about reconciling. People often times can 'screw up. They have regrets.

I think that the wise realize that most of the things they were hung up about during their lives didn't really matter as much as they thought. They made a big deal over small stuff.

Unfortunately, even if you come to that realization with time on your side, you can't control other people. Pride stands in the way. Sometimes, you just have to let them go and maybe they will realize too before it is too late and they go home.

The lyrics in "Like a River"/Carly Simons speak to those issues.


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This song was written by the lead singer (David Gates?) of the band 'Bread'. Though many think it's a love song, he wrote it upon the death of his father.

My father died five years ago, and I find this song going through my head whenever I think of him.

EVERYTHING I OWN

You sheltered me from harm.
Kept me warm, kept me warm
You gave my life to me
Set me free, set me free
The finest years I ever knew
Were all the years I had with you

I would give anything I own,
Give up me life, my heart, my home.
I would give everything I own,
Just to have you back again.

You taught me how to love,
What its of, what its of.
You never said too much,
But still you showed the way,
And I knew from watching you.
Nobody else could ever know
The part of me that can't let go.

I would give anything I own,
Give up me life, my heart, my home.
I would give everything I own
Just to have you back again.

Is there someone you know,
Youre loving them so,
But taking them all for granted.
You may lose them one day,
Someone takes them away,
And they dont hear the words you long to say

I would give anything I own,
Give up me life, my heart, my home.
I would give everything I own
Just to have you back again
Just to touch you once again.


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Warren lived across Rittenhouse Square from my grandmother's apartment, back before she had her stroke and sometimes, you could hear him playing...

he and dad were the two most influential piano players in my life, and I lost them about a year apart, so that song's gonna ache forever, I think...

this is the one I sang for Poppa.

Nettie
When you walk through a storm
Keep your chin up high
And don't be afraid of the dark.
At he end of the storm
Is a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of a lark.

Walk on through the wind,
Walk on through the rain,
Tho' your dreams be tossed and blown.Walk on, walk on
With hope in your heart
And you'll never walk alone,
You'll never walk alone.


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For our Mothers, Daughters, Lovers and Good Friends. We miss you ...

RUBY TUESDAY
(Jagger/Richards)

She would never say where she came from
Yesterday don't matter if it's gone
While the sun is bright
Or in the darkest night
No one knows
She comes and goes

Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday
Who could hang a name on you?
When you change with every new day
Still I'm gonna miss you...

Don't question why she needs to be so free
She'll tell you it's the only way to be
She just can't be chained
To a life where nothing's gained
And nothing's lost
At such a cost

There's no time to lose, I heard her say
Catch your dreams before they slip away
Dying all the time
Lose your dreams
And you will lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?

Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday
Who could hang a name on you?
When you change with every new day
Still I'm gonna miss you...

As performed by Melanie~

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tognmHSh_Qg&feature=related


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"Never Gone"`Backstreet Boys

I really miss you, there's something I gotta say

The things we did, the things we said
Keep comin' back to me and make me smile again
You showed me how to face the truth
Everything that's good in me I owe to you

Though the distance that's between us
Now may seem to be too far
It will never separate us
Deep inside, I know you are

Chorus:
Never gone, never far
In my heart is where you are
Always close, everyday
Every step along the way
Even though for now we've got to say goodbye
I know you would be forever in my life (yeah!)
Never gone

No, no, no, no

I walk along these empty streets
There is not a second you're not here with me
The love you gave, the grace you've shown
Will always give me strength and be my cornerstone

(Somehow) somehow you found a way
To see the best I have in me
As long as time goes on
I swear to you that you will be

Chorus:
Never gone, never far
In my heart is where you are
Always close (always close), everyday (everyday yeah)
Every step along the way
Even though for now we've got to say goodbye
I know you would be forever in my life (in my life, yeah)

Never gone (gone from me)
If there's one thing I believe (I believe)
I will see you somewhere down the road again
(I will see you somewhere, somewhere, somewhere, somewhere)

(Never gone) Never gone, never far
In my heart is where you are
Always close (always close, always close), everyday (everyday, everyday)
Every step along the way
Even though for now we've got to say goodbye (yeah, yeah)
I know you would be forever in my life

Never gone, never far
In my heart is where you are (in my heart is where you are)
Always close (always close), everyday (everyday)
Every step along the way

Never gone, never far
In my heart is where you are

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0ACLO4Cck0


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6Zfx5qra_g
When I get where I'm going
on the far side of the sky.
The first thing that I'm gonna do
Is spread my wings and fly.

I'm gonna land beside a lion,
and run my fingers through his mane.
Or I might find out what it's like
To ride a drop of rain

(Chorus:)
Yeah when I get where I'm going,
there'll be only happy tears.
I will shed the sins and struggles,
I have carried all these years.
And I'll leave my heart wide open,
I will love and have no fear.
Yeah when I get where I'm going,
Don't cry for me down here.

I'm gonna walk with my grandaddy,
and he'll match me step for step,
and I'll tell him how I missed him,
every minute since he left.
Then I'll hug his neck.

(Chorus)

So much pain and so much darkness,
in this world we stumble through.
All these questions, I can't answer,
so much work to do.

But when I get where I'm going,
and I see my Maker's face.
I'll stand forever in the light,
of His amazing grace.
Yeah when I get where I'm going,
Yeah when I get where I'm going,
there'll be only happy tears.
Hallelujah!
I will love and have no fear.
When I get where I'm going.
Yeah when I get where I'm going.

Here is a link that might be useful: When I Get Were I'm Going


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Missing our Dads at Christmas.

We will be missing our Daddy/Pappa this first Christmas without him. He was the Star on the top of our Tree and the Joy of all our Holidays. He made the Holidays so festive and enjoyed the Merrymaking. We will be missing Him. I know that he has gone Home and is in Heaven. Til me meet again Daddy!

"I'll Be Home for Christmas"` Bing Crosby

I'll be home for Christmas
You can plan on me
Please have snow and mistletoe
And presents on the tree

Christmas Eve will find me
Where the lovelight gleams
I'll be home for Christmas
If only in my dreams

I'll be home for Christmas
You can plan on me
Please have snow and mistletoe
And presents on the tree

Christmas Eve will find me
Where the lovelight gleams
I'll be home for Christmas
If only in my dreams....

To listen:

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnOL3z9NNLQ


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I Will Remember You Lyrics by Sarah McLachlan

I will remember you
Will you remember me?
Dont let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories

Remember the good times that we had?
I let them slip away from us when things got bad
How clearly I first saw you smilin in the sun
Wanna feel your warmth upon me, I wanna be the one

I will remember you
Will you remember me?
Dont let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories

Im so tired but I cant sleep
Standin on the edge of something much too deep
Its funny how we feel so much but we cannot say a word
We are screaming inside, but we cant be heard

But I will remember you
Will you remember me?
Dont let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories

Im so afraid to love you, but more afraid to loose
Clinging to a past that doesnt let me choose
Once there was a darkness, deep and endless night
You gave me everything you had, oh you gave me light

And I will remember you
Will you remember me?
Dont let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories

And I will remember you
Will you remember me?
Dont let your life pass you by
Weep not for the memories
Weep not for the memories


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Never heard this. McLachlan has such a wonderful voice. I was struck by her song "Angel". "Will You Remember Me" is also quite amazing. Am posting a link to listen to it. Sweet sadness....

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSz16ngdsG0


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"I'll Be Seeing You"~Fain/Kahal

My Dad is probably singing this song in Heaven and remembering how popular it was during the time He dated my Mom.

I'll be seeing you
In all the old familiar places
That this heart of mine embraces
All day through.

In that small cafe;
The park across the way;
The children's carousel;
The chestnut trees;
The wishin' well.

I'll be seeing you
In every lovely summer's day;
In every thing that's light and gay.
I'll always think of you that way.

I'll find you
In the morning sun
And when the night is new.
I'll be looking at the moon,
But I'll be seeing you.

I'll be seeing you
In every lovely summer's day;
In every thing that's light and gay.
I'll always think of you that way.

I'll find you
In the morning sun
And when the night is new.
I'll be looking at the moon,
But I'll be seeing you.

To Listen:

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_ewY_mYqt0&feature=related


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"Edge of 17"/Nicks

Stevie inspired to write this song after the death of her Uncle Johnathan and John Lennon.


Just like the white winged dove...
Sings a song...
Sounds like she's singing...
Whoo... whoo... whoo...
Just like the white winged dove...
Sings a song...
Sounds like she's singing...
Ooo baby... ooo... said ooo

And the days go by...
Like a strand in the wind...
In the web that is my own...
I begin again
Said to my friend, baby...
Nothin' else mattered

He was no more... than a baby then
Well he... seemed broken hearted...
Something within him
But the moment... that I first laid...
Eyes... on... him... all alone...
On the edge of... seventeen

Just like the white winged dove...
Sings a song...
Sounds like she's singing...
ooo baby... ooo... said ooo...
Just like the white winged dove...
Sings a song...
Sounds like she's singing...
Ooo baby... ooo... said ooo

I went today... maybe I will go again...
Tomorrow
And the music there it was hauntingly...
Familiar
And I see you doing...
What I try to do for me
With the words from a poet...
And the voice from a choir
And a melody... nothing else mattered

Just like the white winged dove...
Sings a song...
Sounds like she's singing...
ooo baby... ooo... said ooo
Just like the white winged dove...
Sings a song...
Sounds like she's singing...
Ooo baby... ooo... said ooo

The clouds... never expect it...
When it rains
But the sea changes colours...
But the sea...
Does not change
And so... with the slow... graceful flow...
Of age
I went forth... with an age old...
Desire... to please
On the edge of... seventeen

Just like the white winged dove...
Sings a song...
Sounds like she's singing...
Ooo baby... ooo... said ooo
Just like the white winged dove...
Sings a song...
Sounds like she's singing...
Ooo baby... ooo... said ooo

Well then suddenly...
There was no one... left standing
In the hall... yeah yeah...
In a flood of tears
That no one really ever heard fall at all
Oh I went searchin' for an answer...
Up the stairs... and down the hall
Not to find an answer...
Just to hear the call
Of a nightbird... singing...
Come away... come away...

Just like the white winged dove...
Sings a song
Sounds like she's singing...
Ooo... baby ooo... said ooo
Just like the white winged dove...
Sings a song...
Sounds like she's singing...
Ooo... baby ooo... said ooo

Well I hear you in the morning...
And I hear you...
At nightfall...
Sometime to be near you...
Is to be unable... to hear you...
My love...
I'm a few years older than you...

Just like the white winged dove...
Sings a song...
Sounds like she's singing...
Ooo baby... ooo... said ooo

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaochA4mmAw&feature=related


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My father has not passed but has dementia, he has changed so much. In my own way I am grieving. He is in a nursing home and it is very hard to see him having to go through this.

My song is : Daddy's Hands

I remember Daddys hands, folded silently in prayer.
And reaching out to hold me, when I had a nightmare.
You could read quite a story, in the callouses and lines.
Years of work and worry had left their mark behind.
I remember Daddys hands, how they held my Mama tight,
And patted my back, for something done right.
There are things that Ive forgotten, that I loved about the man,
But Ill always remember the love in Daddys hands.

Daddy's hands were soft and kind when I was cryin.
Daddys hands, were hard as steel when Id done wrong.
Daddys hands, werent always gentle
But Ive come to understand.
There was always love in Daddys hands.

I remember Daddys hands, working 'til they bled.
Sacrificed unselfishly, just to keep us all fed.
If I could do things over, Id live my life again.
And never take for granted the love in Daddys hands.

Daddy's hands were soft and kind when I was cryin.
Daddys hands, were hard as steel when Id done wrong.
Daddys hands, werent always gentle
But Ive come to understand.
There was always love in Daddys hands.

Daddy's hands were soft and kind when I was cryin.
Daddys hands, were hard as steel when Id done wrong.
Daddys hands, werent always gentle
But Ive come to understand.
There was always love .....
In Daddys hands.

Then another one that I will think of when he passes a song by George Jones, See he love's my mom to this day, they divorced in 1968.

He said I'll love you 'til I die
She told him you'll forget in time
As the years went slowly by
She still preyed upon his mind

He kept her picture on his wall
Went half crazy now and then
He still loved her through it all
Hoping she'd come back again

Kept some letters by his bed
Dated 1962
He had underlined in red
Every single I love you

I went to see him just today
Oh but I didn't see no tears
All dressed up to go away
First time I'd seen him smile in years

(Chorus)
He stopped loving her today
They placed a wreath upon his door
And soon they'll carry him away
He stopped loving her today

(Spoken)
You know she came to see him one last time
Oh and we all wondered if she would
And it kept running through my mind
This time he's over her for good

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ua3YzTLGDW4

Here is a link that might be useful: song daddy's hands - google video


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mikeandbarb - that is so tough to see. Especially, when our parents were once so capable. Also, we want to still be able to communicate with them in a viable way. Very sad thing to have to go thru.

Added the link below to: He Stopped Loving Her Today/Jones.

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xz2aNifcy20


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I lost a good friend today. He was 49 years old. It was totally unexpected :(


One Sweet Day
by Boyz II Men with Mariah Carey

Sorry I never told you
All I wanted to say
And now it's too late to hold you
'cause you've flown away
So far away
Never had I imagined
Living without your smile
Feeling and knowing you hear me
It keeps me alive
Alive

Refrain:
And I know you're shining down on me from heaven
Like so many friends we've lost along the way
And I know eventually we'll be together
One sweet day
Eventually we'll sing in heaven

Darling I never showed you
Assumed you'd always be there
And I took your presence for granted
But I always cared
And I miss the love we shared

And I know you're shining down on me from heaven
Like so many friends we've lost along the way
And I know eventually we'll be together
One sweet day
Eventually we'll sing in heaven

Although the sun will never shine the same
I'll always look to a brighter day
Lord I know when I lay me down to sleep
You will always listen as I pray

And I know you're shining down on me from heaven
Like so many friends we've lost along the way
And I know eventually we'll be together
One sweet day
And I know you're shining down on me from heaven
Like so many friends we've lost along the way
And I know eventually we'll be together
One sweet day
Eventually we'll sing in heaven

Sorry I never told you
All I wanted to say


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This is a beautiful song. Josh Groban's voice brings tears to my eyes.

To Where You Are
- Josh Groban

Who can say for certain
Maybe you're still here
I feel you all around me
Your memory's so clear
Deep in the stillness
I can hear you speak
You're still an inspiration
Can it be..?
That you are mine
Forever love
And you are watching over me from up above

Fly me up to where you are beyond the distant star
I wish upon tonight to see you smile
If only for awhile to know you're there
A breath away's not far to where you are

Are you gently sleeping
Here inside my dream
And isn't faith believing
All power can't be seen
As my heart holds you
Just one beat away
I cherish all you gave me everyday
'Cause you are mine
Forever love
Watching me from up above
And I believe
That angels breathe
And that love will live on and never leave

Fly me up to where you are beyond the distant star
I wish upon tonight to see you smile
If only for awhile to know you're there
A breath away's not far to where you are

I know you're there
A breath away's not far
To where you are


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My friend was in a tragic ATV accident. He was 15. Most incredible person I had ever met.

I Miss You a Little/ John Michael Montgomery

Sometimes a song can touch a nerve
That takes me back to you
When I pick up my old guitar
And I play your favorite tune
Every now and then, some little thing
I've buried comes bubblin' up
And once in a while, you feel close enough to touch

I miss you a little since you've been gone
A few little memories keep hangin' on
I miss you a little, I guess you could say
A little too much, a little too often
A little more every day

When I go by our old house
I pretend that you're still there
Waitin' for me on the porch
But there's just an empty chair
Wish I could see you just one more time
Before I drive away
So I could stop and go inside, and say

I miss you a little since you've been gone
A few little memories keep hangin' on
I miss you a little, I guess you could say
A little too much, a little too often
A little more every day
A little too much, a little too often
A little more every day


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On October 20th, my cousin, whom I love dearly passed away last year with cancer and it has cut me to the bone. I will l always remember her and love her. She will always be a part of me!

Remember, I will still be here
As long as you hold me, in your memory

Remember, when your dreams have ended
Time can be transcended
Just remember me

I am the one star that keeps burning, so brightly,
It is the last light, to fade into the rising sun

I'm with you
Whenever you tell, my story
For I am all I've done

Remember, I will still be here
As long as you hold me, in your memory
Remember me

I am the one voice in the cold wind, that whispers
And if you listen, you'll hear me call across the sky

As long as I still can reach out, and touch you
Then I will never die

Remember, I'll never leave you
If you will only
Remember me

Remember me...

Remember, I will still be here
As long as you hold me
In your memory

Remember, when your dreams have ended
Time can be transcended
I live forever
Remember me

Remember me
Remember... me...


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'Goodbye My Lover'
by James Blunt
(How loved you were and are. We will all meet again in the light...)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tOQsswD4Tc&feature=related
Did I disappoint you or let you down?
Should I be feeling guilty or let the judges frown?
'Cause I saw the end before we'd begun,
Yes I saw you were blinded and I knew I had won.
So I took what's mine by eternal right.
Took your soul out into the night.
It may be over but it won't stop there,
I am here for you if you'd only care.
You touched my heart you touched my soul.
You changed my life and all my goals.
And love is blind and that I knew when,
My heart was blinded by you.
I've kissed your lips and held your hand.
Shared your dreams and shared your bed.
I know you well, I know your smell.
I've been addicted to you.

[x2]
Goodbye my lover.
Goodbye my friend.
You have been the one.
You have been the one for me.

I am a dreamer and when I wake,
You can't break my spirit - it's my dreams you take.
And as you move on, remember me,
Remember us and all we used to be
I've seen you cry, I've seen you smile.
I've watched you sleeping for a while.
I'd be the father of your child.
I'd spend a lifetime with you.
I know your fears and you know mine.
We've had our doubts but now we're fine,
And I love you, I swear that's true.
I cannot live without you.

[x2]
Goodbye my lover.
Goodbye my friend.
You have been the one.
You have been the one for me.

And I still hold your hand in mine.
In mine when I'm asleep.
And I will bare my soul in time,
When I'm kneeling at your feet.
Goodbye my lover.
Goodbye my friend.
You have been the one.
You have been the one for me.

I'm so hollow, baby, I'm so hollow.
I'm so, I'm so, I'm so hollow.
I'm so hollow, baby, I'm so hollow.
I'm so, I'm so, I'm so hollow.


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As Tears Go By
Jaegger/Richards

It is the evening of the Day
I sit and watch the children play
Smiling faces I can see
but not for me
I sit and watch as tears go by

My riches can't buy everything
I want to hear the children sign
All I hear is the sound of rain
falling on the ground
I sit and watch as tears go by

It is the evening of the day
I sit and watch the children play
Doing things I used to do
They think are new

I sit and watch as tears go by.

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhPPJ5dolxU


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Great song choices. I played He Stopped Loving Her Today at my son's funeral. It was the first thing he said/sang when he started talking again at age 3. He has always loved George Jones. Leader of the Band is one of my favorite songs of all time. A song that my son loved was by one of his favorite bands Due West...So Long My Friend. He wanted it played at my sister's memorial but they couldn't do it live because they were touring. We played that song at his funeral as well, at the request of the lead singer of the band. It was written by Brad Hull of Due West.

So Long My Friend - Brad Hull
(B. Hull) Copyright 2006


Even though I don't want to accept it
There comes a time when everyone moves on
I know you can't stay here forever
And still I never thought this day would come

So long my friend
I'll see you again
But until then
So long my friend

You know that you kept so many waiting
For you to make it to the other side
They welcome you with arms wide open
While I can't find the words to say goodbye

These words I wish that I could tell you
Are going to take some getting used to.

I Wish You Were Here - Chelsea Musick
(C. Musick, N. Peaytt, A. Hacket) Copyright 2007


I took your picture off the wall
And put it by the bed
Helps on those sleepless nights
When I could use a friend

When I look in the mirror
I see your face
But it's so hard to be mad
When there's no one here to blame

And I never thought I'd have to let you go
Never thought I'd say goodbye
I never thought I'd see
The day my daddy cried
I guess I better go
Just wanted to say hello
And I miss you more with every tear
Signed, "I wish you were here"

I know that you love me
I still feel it in my heart
Sometimes it's like you're here
But we're so far apart

I have so many questions
I just want to understand
If God can take you from us
Why can't he bring you back

You were the one who helped me through the day
The one who wiped my tears away
Now what am I supposed to do
No one talked to me like you


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Love this song by Mercy Me -- "Finally Home"

I'm gonna wrap my arms around my Daddy's neck
And tell him that I've missed him

And tell him all about the person I became
And hope that it pleased him

There's so much I want to say
There's so much I want you to know

[chorus]
When I finally make it home
When I finally make it home

Then I'll gaze upon the throne of the King
Frozen in my steps

And all the questions that I swore I would ask
Words just won't come yet

So amazed at what I've seen so much more
Than this old mind can hold

[chorus]
When I finally make it home
When I finally make it home

And the sweetest sound these ears have yet to hear
The voices of the angels

When I finally make it home
When I finally make it home


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For my Amazing and Talented Brother. It suits You to a "T"

No Tears/Blunt

Don't I know it? Nobody has to say
I've been lucky. Guess I was born that way
I thank my father, his absence has made me strong
And I love my mother but she had troubles with God

No tears
for the life that you've led
You had angels in your head
Did you hear them singing in the end
All the things that you've seen
All the things that could have been
Well I've been everything I want to be
So, no tears, no tears for me

Yeah, I've bathed in sunshine but cherished the fading light
And I heard my heartbeat faulter on a winter's night
I loved a woman but she didn't hear my prayers
So Long, oh Lord, I'm yours

No tears
for the life that you've led
You had angels in your head
Did you hear them singing in the end
All the things that you've seen
All the things that could have been
Well I've been everything I want to be
So, no tears, no tears for me

Cause someone somewhere's going home tonight
Try to understand their sacrifice
So save your tears for those left behind

For the life that you've led
You had angels in your head
Did you hear them singing in the end
All the things that you've seen
All the things that could have been
Well I've been EVERYTHING I want to be
So, NO tears, NO tears for me.

Love you, Sis

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvkT50AHcnk&feature=related


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RE: Songs of Remembrance and Grief

"Carry you Home"/James Blunt

Trouble is her only friend and he's back again.
Makes her body older than it really is.
She says it's high time she went away,
No one's got much to say in this town.
Trouble is the only way is down.
Down, down.
As strong as you were, tender you go.
I'm watching you breathing for the last time.
A song for your heart, but when it is quiet,
I know what it means and I'll carry you home.
I'll carry you home.
If she had wings she would fly away,
And another day God will give her some.
Trouble is the only way is down.
Down, down.
As strong as you were, tender you go.
I'm watching you breathing for the last time.
A song for your heart, but when it is quiet,
I know what it means and I'll carry you home.
I'll carry you home.
And they were all born pretty in New York City tonight,
And someone's little girl was taken from the world tonight,
Under the Stars and Stripes.
As strong as you were, tender you go.
I'm watching you breathing for the last time.
A song for your heart, but when it is quiet,
I know what it means and I'll carry you home.
I'll carry you home.

As strong as you were

A song for your Heart

I know what it Means

I'll carry you Home

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UB-ymwBUtvs


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See you on the other side- Ozzy Osbourne

Voices, A thousand thousand voices
Whispering, the time has passed for choices
Golden days are passing over, Yeah

I can't seem to see you baby
Although my eyes are open wide
But I know I'll see you once more
When I see you, I'll see you on the other side
Yes I'll see you, I'll see you on the other side

Leaving, I hate to see you cry
Grieving, I hate to say goodbye
Dust and ash forever

Though I know we must be parted
As sure as stars are in the sky
I'm gonna see when it comes to glory
And I'll see you, I'll see you on the other side
Yes I'll see you, I'll see you on the other side

Never thought I'd feel like this
Strange to be alone Yeah
But we'll be together
Carved in stone, carved in stone, carved in stone

Hold me, hold me tight I'm falling
Far away, distant voices calling
I'm so cold I need you darling Yeah

I was down but now I'm flying
Straight across the great divide
I know you're crying
But I'll stop you crying


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Hear you me/Jimmy Eat World

There's no one in town I know
You gave us some place to go
I never said thank you for that
I thought I might get one more chance

What would you think of me now?
So lucky, so strong, so proud
I never said thank you for that
Now I'll never have a chance

May Angels lead you in
Hear you meet my friends
On sleepless roads, the sleepless go
May Angels lead you in

So what would you think of me now?
So lucky, so strong, so proud
I never said thank you for that
Now I'll never have a chance

May Angels lead you in
Hear you meet my friends
On sleepless roads the sleepless go
May Angels lead you in

May Angels lead you in
May Angels lead you in
May Angels lead you in
May Angels lead you in

And if you were with me tonight
I'd sing to you just one more time
A song for a heart so big
God wouldn't let it live

May Angels lead you in
Hear you meet my friend
On sleepless roads the sleepless go
May Angels lead you in

May Angels lead you in
Hear you meet my friends
On sleepless roads the sleepless go
May Angels lead you in
On sleepless roads the sleepless go
May Angels lead you in

Here is a link that might be useful: Link


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Dancing with the angels/Monk and Neagle

Memories surround me
But sadness has found me
I'd do anything for more time
Never before has someone meant more
And I can't get you out of my mind
There is so much that I don't understand
But I know…
Chorus
You're dancing with the angels
Walking in new life
You're dancing with the angels
Heaven fills your eyes
Now that you're dancing with the angels
You had love for your family
Love for all people
Love for the Father, and Son
Your heart will be heard
In your unspoken words
Through generations to come
There is so much that I don't understand
But I know
Chorus
Bridge
We're only here for such a short time
So I'm gonna' stand up, shout out,
And sing Hallelujah
One day I'll see you again

Here is a link that might be useful: Link


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Ripping My Heart Out - Juxtapain
Great song for coping and overcoming grief.
Youtube: http://youtu.be/pNzYLE6hWHc

Here is a link that might be useful: Ripping My Heart Out - Juxtapain : iTunes


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