THE DAY YOU DIED(female vocal)

Story Behind The Song

My wife died in 2004. This song distills the essence of the wake of her death in the months and years after.

Song Description

One of my favorite movies is "A Wonderful Life." My favorite part is where Clarence, the angel, explains how each life touches & effects so many others; and how when a person is gone, they leave an awful hole. I tried to capture the essence of that in some way in this song.

Song Length 3:43 Genre Country - Contemporary, Pop - Easy Listening
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Poignant, Heartbreaking Subject Lost Love, Heartbreak
Similar Artists Carrie Underwood, Trisha Yearwood Language English
Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

THE DAY YOU DIED
Alternative Title: Befores And Afters
Lyrics & Music by & Copyright 2013 by Brian McNulty. All rights reserved.

VERSE 1:
The clock keeps ticking in this empty bedroom.
I hear the echoes in my mind.
The silence beneath it feels like a cold, dark tomb.
Time seems so very undefined.

PRE-CHORUS 1:
In half sleep I've forgotten and have reached for you in bed.
When my hand finds only air I hug your pillow instead.

CHORUS:
Walled-up streams of hot tears burst through & pour down on my face.
There can be so much power in an empty space.
I can't fill the hole you left although I've tried.
All my befores and afters-- they began and ended the day you died.

VERSE 2:
Your place at the table--it whispers of change.
Your vacant chair tugs upon my heart.
A faint hint of cologne on your bathrobe brings pain.
I wonder how long we will be apart.

PRE-CHORUS 2:
We must have been made one flesh on our wedding day.
Because part of me was ripped out on the day you went away.
CHORUS:
Walled-up streams of hot tears burst through and pour down on my face.
There can be so much power in an empty space.
I can't fill the hole you left although I've tried.
All my befores and afters--they began and ended the day you died.

TAG:
All my befores and afters--they began and ended the day you died.
Whoa oh whoa the day you died. Whoa oh whoa.

The clock keeps ticking.

This is a beautiful, touching song, I really liked it.

Lyrics Brian McNulty Music Brian McNulty
Producer Stacy Hogan (awritersparadise.com) Publisher Brian McNulty Music Publishing Company
Performance Amber Rose, Brian McNulty & Friends Label McB's Records
This track is on 38 Member Playlists
Playlist Creator Playlist Name Date Added
Hank Thomas Heaven & Earth 9/21/2015
Abram Band Best of the Very Best Encouragement 4/3/2015
Abram Band Inspire Your Heart 4/3/2015
Abram Band Instrumental Wonders 4/3/2015
Abram Band Best Of Best 4/3/2015
Abram Band Will Move You 4/3/2015
Abram Band When you need Hope! 4/3/2015
Abram Band Honest Reflections From The Soul 4/3/2015
Abram Band The Time Is Now! 4/3/2015
Abram Band Southern Comfort! 4/3/2015
Abram Band Gathers Peace Within The Soul 4/3/2015
Abram Band Tell It Like It Is. 4/3/2015
Abram Band The Heart Holds Love 4/3/2015
Abram Band Dynamic Vocals That Send You to Awe! 4/3/2015
Abram Band Crafty Lyrics 4/3/2015
Abram Band Alpha & Omega 4/3/2015
Abram Band Tear's in The Heart 4/3/2015
Abram Band A Tribute to Eternity Together Again 4/3/2015
Abram Band Unique Work 4/3/2015
Abram Band Best Love Songs & Music Sound Tracks 4/3/2015
Abram Band Outstanding Musicianship! 4/3/2015
Abram Band Kindness Raining On Your Mind 4/3/2015
Abram Band Passion From The Pain 4/3/2015
Abram Band Extra Ordinary Instrumentals 4/3/2015
Abram Band From The Fields Of Your Heart 4/3/2015
Abram Band Vocals Are Outstanding! 4/3/2015
Abram Band Outstanding Music & Song Messages 4/3/2015
Abram Band Do You Realize How Good You Are? 4/3/2015
Abram Band Dramatic Works 4/3/2015
Abram Band Lyrics Outstanding 4/3/2015
Abram Band Sent Me 4/3/2015
Abram Band Best Sound Tracks 4/3/2015
Abram Band Best Productions Just Amazing 4/3/2015
Abram Band Top Songs & Music Tracks 4/3/2015
Nick Fuse Alternative Truth 3/10/2015
Ionut Mirel Udrea Best Country Songs 2/3/2015
G. Edwin Craig Top Songs 2/2/2015
Crosseyed Miles Jams I dig.. 3/30/2013

Other Songs By Brian McNulty

Song
Actions
COUNTRY ALRIGHT
Country - Contemporary
Plays: 1,064
Hot and Spicy Night
Country - Contemporary
Plays: 676
When You Said Goodbye
Country - Contemporary
Plays: 638
The Day You Died
Country - Contemporary
Plays: 828
Buckless
Country - Contemporary
Plays: 461
Living On Empty
Country - Contemporary
Plays: 432
On The Warpath
Country - Rock
Plays: 593
Things We Used To Do
Country - Contemporary
Plays: 203
YOU STOLE MY HEART
Country - Contemporary
Plays: 816
Still In My Dreams
Country - Americana
Plays: 244
View All Songs
Clean Clean

Clean Clean

Artist Name
00:00 / 00:00