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Author:  Doug Lang
E-mail:  dalang@telus.net
Date:  1/31/2004 12:28:41 PM
Subject:  Laura's Song
Message:  Just after the new year turned
I had a chat with Laura
and in the midst of our talk, I said,
"If I wrote a song for you to sing,
what would it be about?".
With no hesitation, she wrote,
"...about carrying on my Dad's legacy."
There aren't too many young people
with as much purpose as Laura,
and though she hits rough patches,
she continues to show a remarkable spirit considering her loss, and has in her
an old soul wisdom.
When we talked about Gathering IV,
we each agreed that this one
is going to be a little more about
a healing joy, a kind of lifting up
of hearts, moving from grief and loss
toward renewal and an appreciation
of the family this porch has created
in Mickey's name.
I know the friendships here have lifted me.
It took me a couple of days to get the song.
I got a rehearsal of it down on cd
and sent it to Laura in Michigan.
We're planning to sing it in Austin
this June. That'll be a fine thing.
Thanks, Laura.

I WILL CARRY YOU (Laura’s Song)

I will carry you
Everywhere I go
To places new
And the ones you know
I’ll hold you in my heart
My whole life long
I’ll be your next song
I will carry you

I will lift you up
I will guard your flame
Fill the kindness cup
I will keep your name
I’ll lift you up
Your song will never die
I will hold you high
I will carry you

When I hold your old guitar
I wonder where you are
Then I touch a string
And I hear you sing
"Here’s to tomorrow
Here’s to today
Here’s to whatever we never did say"
It’s a long road home
But I’m with you all the way

I will carry you
Everywhere I go
To places new
And the ones you know
You’ll be in my heart
My whole life long
I’ll be your next song
I will carry you

I'm gonna carry you...

DL



 Laura's Song by Doug Lang  at 1/31/2004 12:28:41 PM
 Re: Laura's Song by Laura Shayne  at 1/31/2004 12:34:44 PM
 Re: Laura's Song by Mamie at 1/31/2004 5:36:35 PM
 Re: Laura's Song by Lois at 2/1/2004 3:07:57 PM
 jDYbfpIQIvEBAShCNH by Daysia  at 11/3/2011 8:37:13 AM

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