Brian McNulty

Brian McNulty

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Country - Contemporary | Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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Member Since: 2006
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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.

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.

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Broadjam Member Reviews

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

    - Milly
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.

Song Length
3:43
Genres
Country - Contemporary, Pop - Easy Listening
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Female Vocal
Moods
Poignant, Heartbreaking

Subject Matter
Lost Love, Heartbreak

Similar Artists
Carrie Underwood, Trisha Yearwood
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Brian McNulty
Music Credits Brian McNulty
Producer Credits Stacy Hogan (awritersparadise.com)
Publisher Credits Brian McNulty Music Publishing Company
Performance Credits Amber Rose, Brian McNulty & Friends
Label Credits McB's Records