Poems of Sadness. Grief Poem. Top 100 Sad Songs. words are empty shells, words can only tell the shell of the story. my son has died. Ed Deigan. Country music poem.
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Song of deep sadness, of loss, of death, of grief. Poems of sadness. Song cry. Grief poem. Song of love and loss.

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WORDS CANNOT DESCRIBE                 
 THE STORY
WORDS CANNOT CONTAIN
WORDS CANNOT

words cannot describe
words cannot describe
               your leaving

words cannot contain
words cannot contain
               the pain of
                      your leaving
                      your dying

words are empty shells
words can only tell
               the shell of the story

inside is the pain
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               cannot
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       my son
               this story shows

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       if I could hold
               the pain
                      your pain
       I would you know

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       can't contain the grief
               of your leaving

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                      your dying

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       I cry again
               inside my shell of pain

       my shell it cracks
       my life it lacks

words to contain
       your leaving

words cannot describe
words can't bring alive
       my son who has died

       leaving
               a child
               grandson of mine
                     just three
               and you have died

words cannot contain
can't bring alive
               my son who has died

               his life just begun
               a three year old son
               a wife by his side
               her grief like a tide
                     no holding it contained
                     a world of love and pain

my son

my son

       I lack words

but I hope you can hear
       the love so near

the love like a tide
the grief that you have died

I just cannot believe

       my son

I am numb

       my son

I can't believe

       my son

I am numb

       my son

               has died

 

Elsa
May 18, 2007

© copyright Elsa Schieder, 2007, 2011 - all rights reserved
publishing house - FlufferDuff Impressions 2007, 2011

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song cry, guitar alone, son has died


THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG

I've known Ed, a musician friend, for a long time.

Then came spring 2007.

I knew Ed's son had terminal cancer, was dying. I knew the death was coming. One day I emailed Ed for a phone number, and got back a brief message - the phone number and the message that he was in Calgary for his son's funeral. His son had died.

I "heard" the words that open this song - words cannot describe, words cannot describe - words cannot contain, words cannot contain.

I sat down and followed the words in my head, words that came with the simple opening melody.

I sent Ed an email - my sympathy for his great loss. I wasn't sure Ed would welcome the song, but a couple of days later I sent the words.

It was a few months before we sat down, in the back yard of his place. We ended up with a rough recording, the first version that is here now. The words and opening melody are as they came. Ed found the bridge melody. The arrangement is his, but I was there, to help bring the song alive as it sounded inside me.

More is to be done, but this first version will stay.

Elsa
September 30, 2007

Time has gone by. It's 2011.
There's another version now,
done with another musician. Very different -
and yet the feeling is the same.

You can listen to the new version here.
Once again, grief, pain and longing in
poems about death, songs about death
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Elsa
April 10, 2011

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copyright © 2007, 2011 - Elsa Schieder - words and main melody
copyright © 2007, 2011 - Ed Deigan, bridge melody, arrangement, vocals, guitar

song cry, faded guitar

 

song cry, guitar alone, son has died

Poems of Sadness. Grief Poem. Top 100 Sad Songs.
words are empty shells, words can only tell
the shell of the story. my son has died.
Ed Deigan.
Country music, poem,
simple guitar song.

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Song Cry.
words cannot contain the pain of your leaving.
words are empty shells. my son has died.
Sad Music. New Country. Ed Deigan.
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Elsa
March 9, 2008
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