Your Light

Your Light

billwhite51's picture

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Lyrics: 

'Your Light'
©2019 Deanna Sweidel (lyrics) and Nadia Cripps (music)

You shined your light
Despite tough times
Inspiring us all

You shined your light
No matter what
Defying all the odds

I hope that we’ve all learned
The lessons left behind
To smile and laugh
And every day to live
Life pure and kind
I hope we won’t forget
The lessons left behind
To smile and laugh
And every day to live
Life unresigned

You shined your light
Despite such pain
Uplifting all our souls

You shined your light
Through thick and thin
Resisting fear’s stronghold

I hope that we’ve all learned
The lessons left behind
To smile and laugh
And every day to live
Life pure and kind
I hope we won’t forget
The lessons left behind
To smile and laugh
And every day to live
Life unresigned

Your light will shine
On all of us
A bright and loving glow

Your light will shine
Forever now
And through it we will grow

I hope that we’ve all learned
The lessons left behind
To smile and laugh
And every day to live
Life pure and kind
I hope we won’t forget
The lessons left behind
To smile and laugh
And every day to live
Life unresigned



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Comments

cindyrella's picture

This is uplifting! I love her lyrics and I love the piano and your touch comes through perfectly

musicsongwriter's picture

Thank you Bill for giving your heart and soul while singing "Your Light".
Nadia

coolparadiso's picture

very good three way collab. you 3 are all good at your thing so its hardly surprising it comes out so well. A bit Sinatraish there Bill - unusual to hear a piano with you and a good Nadia one at that!!

jcollins's picture

First, looking at the talent on this song leads to great anticipation. Deanna lyrics, Nadia music, Bill vocals...I think.

Looking at the lyrics...the first two sections with shine the light sounds like God or Jesus. The next section speaks of learning lessons of life. Ok, the last part is the chorus and what I get is learn from your mistakes. Good message. I'm ready for the audio now...hold. Hall piano...vocals now...can clearly understand the lyrics...sounds church...nice piano...I hope we don't forget the lessons left behind...shine your light...I hope that we all learn the lessons left behind...I hope we won't forget the lessons left behind...vocal lift now...pretty tough task for Bill and he's up there and delivering. Nice sweet-sounding piano...vocals again...can definitely feel the melody...nice piano outro. Yeah, I was listening pretty careful and there definitely is a melody here that is consistent with the lyrics and the music. A tough task to get the vocals in on this and I think you nailed it, Bill. Each collaborator added a unique touch to this demo. We have the strong lyrics, the beautiful piano arrangement, and the melody and vocals. Great job on this.

DeannaSweidel's picture

@billwhite51 can I just say WOW! Thank you for such an emotional delivery. I lost a dear friend recently and I wrote this for her. Her struggle in life was heartbreaking and she just continued to shine her vibrant light on everyone she ever met.

Marije's picture

This is a gorgeous collaboration! Everything in this song sounds so poignant and really hits home. Thanks to all of you for creating music despite what you might be going through.