CLARICE – DAUGHTER BEYOND THE SKY

Reviews & Sticky Notes…

“…Clarice is a song told from the perspective of a Mother’s daily inner emotion of loss and grief. In dreamy visions of transience.
A story that we all have been touched by in our own lives.
It’s a teary song, the interludes between each verse, with strong sweeping guitar lines and the melody create a beautiful internal space that follows in a gentle rhythm, softly the connection to those gone. The song seems to end too quickly for dreaming, and one feels – Play it again!…” (T.S.)

“…As a person who has lost someone, this song evoked many feelings of sadness, understanding, beauty, and empathy – A tear jerker, but a beautiful one…” (MLP)


Lyrics…

She sits alone at river’s edge,
pale morning sunlight strokes her face
As silent tears fall slowly down,
crystal waters flow on past
A butterfly, a dragonfly,
she whispers, is that you?
Hope ever lingers,
a mother’s lonely love,
so many wishes won’t come true

She asks for strength as day begins,
looks to the waters, then on high
To my daughter beyond the sky,
so many questions no reason why
A butterfly, a dragonfly,
she whispers is that you?
Red curls in sunlight,
an empty chair
one more long day to get through

She gave her wings,
taught her to fly
Never knew she’d fly quite so high
Now in the morning light,
beyond each grief filled night,
she yearns to meet Clarice again

Remembering good times,
warm summer glow,
carefree laughter,
no-one knew
Her demons so deep below,
a silent battle,
too young to go
A butterfly, a dragonfly,
she whispers is that you?
Red curls in sunlight,
an empty chair
one more long day to struggle through

She gave her wings,
taught her to fly
Never knew she’d fly quite so high
Now in the evening light,
beyond each grief filled night,
she reaches to Clarice again

(©Kevin Kershaw & Sally Kershaw)


“ In Loving Memory of Clarice ”
Dedicated to all Mothers and Fathers.