Derek's Song

March 16, 2012
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(verse 1)

I never really knew you, and that, I'm sad to say
There was always time for that; I saw you every day
I've been so busy with my own life; driven, almost insane
Never understanding my perfection was all in vain
I guess I shouldn't feel as if I've lost a close, dear friend
But perhaps we would have had that, had your life not reached an end

(chorus)

Goodbye, you beautiful person
Goodbye to your sweet heart
I hope it counts for something, you've made me think about my part
I hope, now, to be a person of strength and soul, just like yourself
So that when my life is over, He will say to me, “Faithful servant, you've done well.”

(verse 2)

You meant so much to everyone
You, dear, were truly loved
And maybe that's the reason why you're needed up above
I wish that I could give my life so they could have you back
You're the one who deserves to live, possessing everything I lack
Instead, though, I will cherish this gift that is my life
And yes, dear, I do promise I will live to share your light

(chorus)

Goodbye, you beautiful person
Goodbye to your sweet heart
I hope it counts for something, you've made me think about my part
I hope, now, to be a person of strength and soul, just like yourself
So that when my life is over, He will say to me “Faithful servant, you've done well.”

(bridge)

You lived your life for Jesus, and it ended far too soon
But we'll take comfort knowing you found more than just a tomb
I know you're never dead; you're happy; you're alive
You're now living in the eternal glory of our savior, Jesus Christ

(alternate chorus)

So goodbye, you ray of sunshine
Goodbye, you precious gift
I'll be thinking of your smile when my spirits need a lift
I'm sorry I didn't get to know you, but one day, dear, I will
And then, for you, I'll sing this song of all you made me feel





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Dreamer7697 said...
Apr. 20, 2012 at 12:27 pm
I admire this! Your touching words made me tear up a little , I enjoy every little bit of this . If you do get the chance to sing these please put a video . I love music as well , so I can see this becoming a masterpice of music. :) RIP Derek
 
ChoirGirrl replied...
Apr. 23, 2012 at 7:06 am
Thank you very much! :) Your feedback really means a lot!
 
ChoirGirrl said...
Apr. 2, 2012 at 11:47 am
Oh, it's no biggy. But thank you. :) I'm thinking it will be a slow song; hopefully somewhat melodic. I'm working on music for it right now on the piano.
 
beautifulspirit This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 1, 2012 at 9:43 am
Sorry it took so long. This piece could have easily been a poem as well as lyrics for a song. The chorus was touching and was my favorite part. What kind of music did you plan to go with these lyrics?
 
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