Don't Miss Me Much

Don't Miss Me Much

Valerie Cox's picture

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Liner Notes: 

My uncle passed away today. It wasn't unexpected, but somehow we were hoping against hope that he would pull through. He was only 52. Sucks. All I could do is write a song for him. Maybe he would have said something like this. He was a really good guy who never wanted you to feel bad or feel sorry for him.

Clunky phone recording, but gets the idea across.

Lyrics: 

Didn’t ever think it would come down to this
Nothing seemed to matter
Things kept getting badder
And I couldn’t go on like this

Now don’t miss me much
I swear it'll be OK
I know you want my love
But that will never go away
I know it’s tough
I promise that will fade away
Someday

Everything goes so fast
One day there is something
The next day you got nothing
Gotta hold it close while it lasts

Now don’t miss me much
I swear it'll be OK
I know you want my love
But that will never go away
I know it’s tough
I promise that will fade away
Someday

And tomorrow you might cry and cry
But someday all those tears will turn to smiles
Until then be gentle, take your time
And no deep in your heart I’m still with you

Didn’t think it would come down to this
But it happens for a reason
We all got our season
And I loved every single bit

Now don’t miss me much
I swear it'll be OK
I know you want my love
But that will never go away
I know it’s tough
I promise that will fade away
Someday
Someday



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Comments

cindyrella's picture

Oh Val, so sorry to hear this! So tough. I am sure he would love it so much. I love the part of how crying becomes smiles. Hugs.

kahlo's picture

I love the words of his thoughts that you convey so beautifully - it is a beautiful comforting sentiment that exemplifies the heartfelt thoughts of compassionate loving man - it makes me wish I would have known him. I hope you share this with other family members. I am so sorry to hear he died - much too young . Sending you heartfelt hugs and hoping you will hold memories of him in your heart that do make you smile after the tears are gone.

wobbie wobbit's picture

firstly sorry for your loss. well done for putting it into song. i LOVE that opening chord (throughout) and your bouncy yet plaintiff melody is superb. your delivery is amazing. loving this. poignant heartfelt lyrics and beautiful and full of life song.

Wolf Kier's picture

Sad news indeed, Val. Hugs across the planet. A beautiful song of consolation, gently and honestly delivered. Touching.

musicsongwriter's picture

Very sorry for your loss Val. My mum was 90 when she passed away and it hurts. 52 is really too young to go. Beautiful, powerful tribute. Very poignant and special song, singing and playing.

3tdoan's picture

First song in 50/90 to really reach into my feels. It was a brilliant stroke to tell it from your uncle's perspective. Beautiful, poignant vox and the uke carries both the sadness and the note of hope and caring. I imagine a lot of departed loved ones would say this to those left behind.

Jibbidy34's picture

Oh my what beautiful vocals! The ache in your voice tugs at my heartstrings!! Your lyrics are SO solid, honest and well written. What a message!!! I'm sorry to hear about your uncle. What you have done with your grief is created such a wonderful song that needs to be heard by many! I'm in awe...

PhilKMills's picture

Condolences.

Superb tribute...and I agree that the point of view works really well.

Chasing Andromeda's picture

I am so sorry about your uncle but what a great tribute. Really strong vocal work, Val, some of your best IMO. My fav to date. Thanks for sharing your feelings so openly.

phylo's picture

Wow, powerful words and great performance. I personally couldn't get through a song I'd written for a loved one who's passed. I've tried. Not easy. I love this.