For Andrew

Story Behind The Song

I was wondering how to grieve and I tried to come up with the words to express my feeling on losing my only son. I feel his presence a lot, and this was the first song inspired by him.

Song Description

I wrote this song to make sense, and to help others make sense of the loss of a child. I lost my 16 year old son to Leukemia in Oct 2007. This is one of a series of songs that came out of that period.

Song Length 3:51 Genre Folk - Rock, Country - Rock
Tempo Medium Slow (91 - 110) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Composed, Poignant Subject Encouragement, Love for Child
Similar Artists John Denver, John Lennon Language English
Era 2000 and later


For Andrew
Words and Music by Martin Jordan and PureHeart

When I wake up in the morning
I just close my eyes until
I see your smiling face again
To know you're with me still
There are times when I get lonely
And I find it hard to stay
When I start my day I always know
You're just a breath away.


This song's for you
The things that you do
To keep me from falling
To keep me from falling.
And this songs for me
To help me to see
All is not lost
Whatever the cost
Just getting used to you.


I close my eyes and wonder
Where you are and what you do
My soul begins its upward flight
To laugh and dream with you.
I just know you're always with me
When I need to get things done
And I know we'll be together
When my tasks on earth are done


There is no greater bond
Thank a father with his son
And I cherish all the time we shared
As I recall them one by one
I know you've made this journey
A higher purpose to fulfill
I'm happy knowing you're still there
With your arms around me still

Lyrics Martin Jordan Music Martin Jordan
Producer Martin Jordan Publisher Martin Jordan
Performance Martin Jordan
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