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SONG: Love May Yet Survive This Fall

This isn’t actually a new song, but it’s one that took a long time to be finished. I started writing it in 2001, and intended it to be a birthday present for kitanzi. But it wouldn’t quite come together, and so it got put aside. About a year later, I revisited the lyrics and finished them, but could never quite find a tune to fit them that made me happy. So I started looking around for someone to compose the music, and it finally ended up in the hands of katyhh, who did a wonderful job of it.

The song was debuted during katyhh and shannachie‘s concert at Gafilk — it was the first time I’d heard the tune, and the first that kitanzi was aware the song even existed. Definately one of the highlights of the con for me. 🙂

It seems appropriate to post this today. Happy Valentines Day, my dearest kitanzi.

LOVE MAY YET SURVIVE THIS FALL
Lyrics: Rob Wynne / Music: Kerstin Dröge
© 2006

The breeze is blowing through the grass
The stars are shining bright
Your voice echoes inside my head
From when we talked last night

You told me that you missed me
I wished that you were here
And this moment all I want is
to hold you warm and near

Have you ever seen the rainbow arch
Above the waterfall?
Did you think that it meant something good –
or anything at all?
Have you ever wished upon a star
or called dreams from the sea?
If so, you’ll know why all I want
is to have you here with me.

I’ve camped on sandy beaches and I’ve
walked along the strand
I’ve climbed green mountain paths to find
The highest place to stand

But I never found a single place that
Ever felt so right
As when you took me in your arms
And held me in the night

Have you ever seen the rainbow arch
Above the waterfall?
Did you think that it meant something good –
or anything at all?
Have you ever wished upon a star
or called dreams from the sea?
If so, you’ll know why all I want
is to have you here with me.

(Bridge)
I’ve learned a lot to get this far
And I know this much is true
Whatever path I walk next
Will be one I walk with you
Cause time can bring surprises
No one ever could have seen
And love may yet survive this fall
As winter yields to spring

There’s still a thousand miles that cannot
simply be erased
But we have hope and love and truth
And dreams we haven’t chased

And so until this distance is
A memory of the past
I give to you my heart to hold
And trust that love will last

Have you ever seen the rainbow arch
Above the waterfall?
Did you think that it meant something good –
or anything at all?
Have you ever wished upon a star
or called dreams from the sea?
If so, you’ll know why all I want
is to have you here with me.

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16 Comments

  1. I am still speechless over that -- it’s a lovely, lovely song, thank you hon!

  2. That is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful songs I’ve ever read. I am *so* proud of you!

    Dan

  3. That is one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever read. My face is leaking now. Kitanzi is one lucky lady to have such a poet as a mate.

  4. Absolutely beautiful!

  5. The song

    Absolutely wonderful and beautiful. I keep wishing and hoping for the strength and determination to write something like that for Louie. (I’ve written three songs for her, one of them terrible, and the other two still not as good as what you just did!) I’m really impressed.

    Nate Bucklin

  6. Oh! It’s just lovely. I can’t wait to hear it someday.
    Sounds like just the sort of song that Ed and I would want to sing! 🙂

    Hugs

  7. I wandered in via friends of friends. Just wanted to say these are beautiful, beautiful lyrics.

  8. It was great hearing this at the housefilk!

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