Susan McKeown

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Rock - General | New York, United States
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Member Since: 2009
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Song Description

a woman is wondering what happened to her love and what it means for her life.

Story Behind the Song

written more as a poem when I'd lost touch with one of my best friends, was breaking up with someone, and felt really out of place in my tiny apartment in NYC. I wanted this song to feel a bit impressionistic, rather than realistic, and we brought in the horns to take it outside the realm of the direct.

Lyrics

BLUE HORIZON
(SPEACE)

If I die before my mother does
then I would fly beyond the blue
and paint the moon the color of her eyes
and give my shoes away

Or if I die the way of memory
A grass-stained tear around its neck
then I'd be sure to comb out all the knots
and leave this street in my dust

But I just keep running on
I can't be sure where to lay my sorry head
Looking up at the same old sky, stuck beneath the blue horizon
Lo la lo la lay

If I die the way our friendship did
No regret and no goodbye
A breath of air left in a line I write
No photograph or fight

But I just keep running on
I can't be sure where to lay my sorry head
Looking up at the same old sky, stuck beneath the blue horizon
Lo la lo la lay

If love were to die without apology
Take these tears you claim are lies
Wipe out the wishing stars wipe out the warming sun
Leave the moon to grieve the sky

So if I die before my mother does
Then let me fly beyond the blue
And paint the moon the color of her eyes
And give my shoes away

Song Length
3:25
Genres
Pop - Rock, Folk - Rock
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Female Vocal
Moods
Irritated, Heartbreaking

Subject Matter
Regret, Breaking Up

Similar Artists
Shawn Colvin, Lucinda Williams
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Amy Speace / Speace Monster Music (BMI)
Music Credits Amy Speace / Speace Monster Music (BMI)
Producer Credits James Mastro
Publisher Credits Speace Monster Music (BMI)
Performance Credits Amy Speace
Label Credits Wildflower Records