Karen Taylor Good

Karen Taylor Good

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Pop - General | Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Total Song Plays: 6,770   
Member Since: 2011
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Song Description

This song is based on a poem written in the 1700s...another way of looking at the BIG goodbye...dying.

Story Behind the Song

The poem was in the Hospice material given to use when my Dad was dying. I thought it was amazing, and deserved a song to go with it.

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Lyrics

I stand at the seashore a ship at my side
Spreading her sails as they billow out wide
She starts on her journey across the indigo ocean
She is an object of beauty and strength
I stand and I watch her, until at length
She hangs like a speck, like a cloud, barely in motion
Then someone beside me says, "There, she is gone"
But I know that without a doubt they are wrong....

Gone from my sight, that's all
Her hull still as large and her mast just as tall
She's gone, gone where? Not vanished mid air
As clouds only cover the light,
She is only gone from my sight

I stand at the seashore feeling bereft
I watch her grow smaller til there's nothing left
But a dot, but a speck, but a haze I can't see any more
But her seeming smallness is me, that's not her
Her sails are as mighty as they ever were
And she's bearing her load and her life to some distant shore
Just as someone beside me shouts "There, she is gone"
Other voices are ready to shout "Here she comes!"

Gone from my sight, that's all
Her hull still as large and her mast just as tall
She's gone, gone where? Not vanished mid air
As clouds only cover the light,
Sure as the day follows night
There is no end to her life,
She is only gone from my sight

Song Length
4:24
Genre
Pop - Easy Listening
Tempo / Feel
Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal
Female Vocal
Moods
Serene, Poignant

Subject Matter
Life, 6th Sense, Intuition


Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Karen Taylor-Good & Lisa Aschmann
Music Credits Karen Taylor-Good & Lisa Aschmann
Producer Credits Karen Taylor-Good & Lisa Aschmann
Publisher Credits Song Guru Music
Performance Credits Karen Taylor-Good