Laini Risto

Laini Risto

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Song Description

Realizing that everything that happens in our life is a mixed bag of good and bad. If we are willing to learn from all our experiences it takes us to a higher level of understanding.

Story Behind the Song

When I was 7, I took care of my sister Annie, who was 5 years older and suffered with severe cerebral palsy. One of my jobs for many hours a day , was to make sure the record player was always playing because she enjoyed music. My first voice teachers were Patsy Cline, Rosemary Clooney, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Patti Page etc. I would sing to her when we were alone. She passed away when I was 18. and I struggled for several years trying to understand my lost childhood years and the significance of having her in my life. Several years later, I was on vacation driving through the high desert. I looked at the full moon. I thought of Annie and wondered if she ever felt the power of such a landscape. I began to hear the words to this song and the melody. It's as if she was talking to me about what was really important. It's about the time we spend with each other and what we share. No one can ever take that away from us. To this day when I sing certain songs. It's as if she is still with me in spirit.

Lyrics

As I wander through the memories of my life.
I see a smile that never fades with time.
I hear a voice that whispers in my mind.
A laugh rings soft and clear.
I turn and you feel near.
And suddenly your here again with me...
From the echoes of your life.

In younger days our time would never end.
The songs we played surrounded us like long lost friends.
I didn't know the day would come when I would sing alone.
I wonder where you are and then the music starts.
From somewhere deep inside you touch my heart,
With the echoes of your life.

And now the music cradles me,
Like a mother holds a child,
Like a harbor holds the sea,
Like the darkness holds the light.
Now I know, your being here with me
And all the songs we shared,
Are the wings to keep my spirit soaring.....

It's good to know we're never far apart.
And though you're gone
You still live on deep in my heart.
It took a while for me to understand,
That all the pain and tears,
The loneliness of years,
Were bridges to a life that waits for me,
From the echoes of my life.

Song Length
3:51
Genres
Country - Contemporary, Country - Contemporary
Tempo / Feel
Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal
Female Vocal
Moods
Relaxed, Pleased

Subject Matter
Life, Spirituality

Similar Artists
Adele, Patsy Cline
Language
English
Era
1990 - 1999

Lyric Credits Laini Risto
Music Credits Laini Risto and Jim Fischer
Producer Credits Laini RIsto and Jim Fischer
Performance Credits Laini RIsto and JIm Fischer