Valerie Markell

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Folk - Contemporary | Poulsbo, Washington, United States
Total Song Plays: 37   
Member Since: 2008
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Song Description

Song about the loss of a close friend. What it means to grieve and still find that even death can't stop the love, and deeper connection with that person.

Story Behind the Song

When I was 19, my closest friend, and music partner died one night riding her bike home from my house. She was killed by a drunk driver. I grieved for many years over her - and often had dreams about her. One morning I woke up after a particularly vivid

Lyrics

Woke this morning to the sound of rain outside my window and rain inside my mind.
Woke from dreams of you and tidal waves of feeling, it's all you left behind.
Oh the legacy of a friend who has flown and the promises of one has stayed.
Through the cycles of life tides I am shown the thread of truth and love from which we're made - all else fades away.
No longer are you bound by this world of flesh and matter like a bird in sky you fly free.
Once you walked this earth, hand in hand we danced together, but now you dance out on the sea.
Oh the constant thought of you fills my heart with light, I've learned to trust in love through the darkest night, and when all my tears are cried in sweet songs of youth, I see mirrors everywhere reflecting back the truth.
I see dreams of you.
Woke this morning to the sound of rain - and dreams of you.

Song Length
4:10
Genres
Folk - Contemporary, Folk - General
Tempo / Feel
Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal
Female Vocal
Moods
Poignant, Moving

Subject Matter
Sorrow, Spirituality

Similar Artists
Sarah Mclachlan, Natalie Merchant
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

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