Jim Aitken

Jim Aitken

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Unique - General | Kilmarnock, Scotland, United Kingdom
Total Song Plays: 1,245   
Member Since: 2021
   Last Login: 9/24/2021

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Song Description

It is the singers a promise to communicate to their deceased partner in a prayer. Memories of their love together are highlighted and the deceased partner is told to "rest now my love" and they will be reunited in a "timeless place somewhere" for them!

Story Behind the Song

Moved to write this song due to hearing of the much personal loss through Covid. However, this song will resonate with many, many more!

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Broadjam Member Reviews

Always love the sound of piano, nice and full. Great harmony with interesting lyrics and changes. Strong traditional folk sound and feel with just a hint of Celtic favor. Really like the way the song moves through its changes, holds my interest. Great work on the piano as well. Well recorded and performed. I really enjoyed it, thanks so much for sharing it.

    - Ravensong

This is a very sacred song. I felt it from the first few moments of listening to the last notes. It is the sweetest song of grief and love lost (by death) that I have ever heard. It wasn't just the great lyrics, but the way they were so poignantly sung...the song communicates that loss without bitterness. I love this line: Though I cannot hold your hand, your touch is everywhere. I think this is a song that I would have someone sing at my husband's funeral if he precedes me in death. (Don't even want to go there). But this was just 100% beautiful. Thank you for writing it, recording it and sharing it. I hope it is a comfort to many!

    - Kate Carpenter

"The Promise"
Lyrics and Music written by: Jim Aitken
Performed by: Kimberley Dunn

We promised each other, when one of us, went on
We'd say in a quiet prayer, how each day had gone
Out the blue, it caught you cold; no time to say, goodbye
Hope, you can hear me now, With heavy heart, I'll try
Your presence is around me, small things here and there
Though I cannot hold your hand, your touch is everywhere

Rest now my love,
Let your spirit go free
There's a timeless place somewhere
You will be waiting, for me
I love you still
I always will

I miss the twinkle in your eye, the love you shared with me
Your Hand in mine, along the sand, our favourite place to be.
Told someone the other day, "I've lost my rock and strength"
Wiped a tender moments tear, "I miss my closest friend!"
I think back, to the day we met, when first I saw your face,
Then forward to that bitter sweet, warm, but last, embrace

Rest now my love,
Let, your spirit go free.
There's a, timeless, place somewhere,
You will, be waiting, for me.
I love you still,
I always will.

As you drift away, my heart will follow
To show my love is true.
When our moment comes I will call your name
Place your hand in mine, till end of time

Rest now my love,
Let your spirit go free.
There's a, timeless, place somewhere,
You will, be waiting, for me.
I love you still
I always will
I always will

Associated Videos

Video - The Promise
The Promise

An Extremely Tasteful Lyric Video of "The Promise" sentiments! It can also be seen on, "Youtube" and "KimberleyDunn.com".

Song Length
Folk - General, Country - General
Tempo / Feel
Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal
Female Vocal
Heartbreaking, Moving

Subject Matter
Prayer, Unrequited Love

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