Sunday, February 15, 2009

Jewish Song Sunday #14

This is not a Jewish song, but the way the lady sings it, it sounds like a Jewish song, the tune of it. Also in the lyrics she mentions G-D, so you can imagine that being Hashem. I found this song when I was searching for a song to use for my music presentation for my class a year ago. I had to find a song, talk about it in front of the class and play it for the class to hear. I’ll share with you what I wrote about the song. (I deleted 2 paragraphs, to try to keep it short)

Karen Taylor-Good: My Precious Child

I chose this song because it has a deep inspirational message. I like songs that inspire you that there is more meaning to life than just the hardships that are happening now. This song was composed by Karen when her 21 year old nephew died. It relates a message about a young child who has passed on, and even though the child is no longer here in this world, the memory will still live on. The tune of the song is mellow and slow and easy to listen to. With each verse the tune gets higher its as if its reaching for something which the lyrics imply.

The song “My Precious Child” has one musical instrument, the piano. The lyrics of the song are in verse chorus format. The song's lyrics is about a parent talking to a child that has passed away. The song creates a sad mood of a child no longer there. However, it becomes an inspirational mood, that the child still remains in the parents heart and mind.

When Karen was asked how she wanted to be remembered in 50 years from now she said “I want them to say: 'remember that song by Karen Taylor-Good? That touched me, helped me, moved me, made me cry or helped me understand that, or made me laugh or touched me in some way'”. It is for that reason I like Karen and her songwriting. That she is writing to inspire people, and not just any song that has no meaning.

Lyrics:

In my dreams, you are alive and well
Precious child, precious child
In my mind, I see you clear as a bell
Precious child, precious child

In my soul, there is a hole
That can never be filled
But in my heart, there is hope
'Cause you are with me still

In my heart, you live on
Always there never gone
Precious child, you left too soon
Tho' it may be true that we're apart
You will live forever... in my heart

In my plans, I was the first to leave
Precious child, precious child
But in this world, I was left here to grieve
Precious child, my precious child
In my soul, there is a hole
That can never be filled
But in my heart there is hope
And you are with me still

In my heart you live on
Always there, never gone
Precious child, you left too soon,
Tho' it may be true that we're apart
You will live forever... in my heart

God knows I want to hold you,
See you, touch you
And maybe there's a heaven
And someday I will again
Please know you are not forgotten until then

In my heart you live on
Always there never gone
Precious child, you left too soon
Tho' it may be true that we're apart
You will live forever... in my heart

Warning: Kol Isha

2 comments:

Talmudist said...

Nice pick. I find the Snow Patrol (also covered by Leona Lewis) song 'Run' has a nice Jewish "ta'am"

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

Talmudist: Thanx, I haven't heard of those, I'll check them out.

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