Your Light. New Demo

Your Light. New Demo

musicsongwriter's picture

Tags: 

Demo: 

Collaborators: 

Liner Notes: 

Here is our new demo. I initially posted a demo with my vocals, then Bill kindly offered to sing this song. Here is our new demo. Thank you to all my beautiful collaborators. I treasure every demo. It is always amazing to hear how the music transforms with each demo. Thank you to everyone for listening and sharing your thoughts.

Lyrics: 

'Your Light'
©2019 Deanna Sweidel (lyrics) and Nadia Cripps (music)
Vocals Dawn Nguyen (née Otteson)

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



Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.

Comments

cindyrella's picture

Oh wow! You three have created something magical! This all came together with all your talents wonderfully!

billwhite51's picture

of the three versions, i would choose the one with Nadias vocals.

TheTau's picture

Some tough Vocal parts there Dawn, so very well done. And this wonderful piano is a perfect match.

jcollins's picture

Looking at the lyrics...the first two sections show the light and catches the readers imagination. The next section looks like the chorus and kind of lets you know that an event is over and hope we've learned from it. The next section like the first seems like judgment day leading back to the chorus. The next section after the chorus is very similar and I still think it is about judgment day. I'm ready for the audio now...hold Piano..vocals now...sounds good...can clearly understand the lyrics...sounds kind of like a theater play...the message of shine the light is clear...pretty high singing range. Very good vocals...good pitch too...I hope we won't forget the lessons left behind to smile and laugh...everyday to live life...unresigned...piano out. Awesome, very nice collaboration by all involved. I like it.

phoenixash's picture

This is soooooo sweet, a crystalline voice, swooning to the intricate music and lyrics, oh and those high notes, cutting my heart with sweetness. A masterpiece.