Mudcat Café message #462310 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #34329   Message #462310
Posted By: AllisonA(Animaterra)
14-May-01 - 05:58 PM
Thread Name: Music and Poems for a Funeral
Subject: Lyr Add: HALLOWELL ( Stephen Spitzer)
Morty, ask Micca if he has the Animaterra "Spring 99" CD- listen to the song "Hallowell". It was written by Stephen Spitzer following the loss of two close friends within a very short time. Here it is:

I thought when someone died
the spirit flew over furthest field
Now I see death will leave behind
(a scrap of light, a broken smile)
the remnants by which I might be healed.
REFRAIN The dead lift me up,
In brightest sky, the clouds below me race;
The Dead lift me up-
I see them face to face.

Held high by these strong hands
breathing the wind I am born again.
The mountain flowers, the desert sands
surround me now, comfort me now,
In death or dreaming I find my kin. REFRAIN

Our voices shake in song
for memories we have long endured.
Though this begins to make us strong
(the combing through of shreds of love)
It is through living that we are cured.
REFRAIN The dead lift me up,
In brightest sky, the clouds below me race;
The Dead lift me up-
I see them face to face.

I do hold you and your son and all your family in the Light and hope that you will find comfort in your friends and in one another.