Chris Orchard

Chris Orchard

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Pop - Standards | Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Total Song Plays: 3,486   
Member Since: 2009
   Last Login: 9/20/2019
   Sounds Like: Neil Finn, Gordon Lightfoot

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Plays:

343

Song Description

The song was originally called THE WAY IT GOES. In November 2018 I appeared in a play in Sydney called Giving up the Ghost by Rivka Hartman. The play focused on the relationship of a married couple and how the wife was dealing with her husbands death. The play also dealt with the issue of euthanasia. I rewrote some of the lyrics to better fit the play as I was never entirely happy with the song. I performed the song to great effect at the end of the play. I believe now the story is much more accessible and I am delighted with the improvements.

Story Behind the Song

A ghost sings to his/her wife in the moments before the funeral.

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Lyrics

You Will Let Me Go. ...............Chris Orchard (copyright)

Now you're all alone, you can reflect upon this purpose,
and in this quiet place you can relax and be less nervous.
Sadness drowns the space we're forced to contemplate, the limits of our time,
But look into your heart, and there you'll make a start, to calm your troubled mind.

And in the silence love breaks in,
Pours into your heart and then
Melts the chains that bind our souls
And you will let me go!

I sense that you're afraid I see you trapped in indecision.
The future will unfold, you can't resist you know it's written!
Love will show the way, and with each passing day
You'll find some time to smile,
And though its seems absurd, the laughter of the world
Will carry you for miles

And in the silence love breaks in,
Pours into your heart and then
Melts the chains that bind our souls
And you will let me go!

Though here we say goodbye, an essence will remain, buried in your heart!
Memories will fade, reflections will inspire, shadows in the night, will sometimes make you cry, I promise I'll be there!

And in the silence love breaks in,
Pours into your heart and then
Melts the chains that bind our souls
And you will let me go
And in the silence love breaks in,
Pours into your heart and then
Melts the chains that bind our souls
And you will let me go

Song Length
4:22
Genres
Folk - Contemporary, Unique - Soundtracks
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Quiet, Poignant

Subject Matter
Hope, Life

Similar Artists
Jacques Brel, Gordon Lightfoot
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Chris Orchard
Music Credits Chris Orchard
Producer Credits Shane O Farrell
Publisher Credits Chris Orchard
Performance Credits Chris Orchard