Song for Elizabeth Blue

One of Elizabeth’s closest high school friends was Julia. Elizabeth didn’t have many friends, by her own choice mainly, as she had to really like and trust someone to be open to being friends with her/him.  She was very selective. Julia was one of her few friends in high school, and they stayed in touch for a while after, but then they drifted apart…She had moved away and was out of touch during the time Elizabeth was being treated for cancer, and by the time she came back to Tucson, Elizabeth had died. As might be expected, it was quite a shock, as she hadn’t had a chance to say goodbye, or even reconnect.

Since Elizabeth’s death, Julia (along with several other of Elizabeth’s really close friends) has stayed in touch with me, especially checking in around the more difficult days of birthdays and anniversaries and sharing photos and stories of the altars and rituals they’ve created for her. In honor of September 23, the 3rd anniversary of Elizabeth’s death this week, Julia shared the lyrics and recording of the song she wrote for Elizabeth.  She has a gorgeous voice and is a gifted singer/songwriter.

Listen and enjoy, and you might want some tissues close by…

 

-Elizabeth Blue lyrics-

well some might say that she gone away awhile ago
while others say that she came my way and i won’t ever let her go.
where is she now? yeah i just don’t know.
but i can feel her in the wind, every time my head spins I’m wondering
is she listening?
to my cry…
i never got to say good bye.
now don’t it feel in life like you’re hanging by a rope
sometimes this rope will help you cope
sometimes this rope will make you choke
and i fear the mistake i fear the fever and i fear this heartache yeah…
but life goes on
well it goes on and on and on and on even though you’re gone.
well i love you i miss you i love you i miss you i love you
heres why
from high school to later years you’re the one who curb our fears
and i won’t ever let you go.
no no no i won’t let you go.
but i want you to know
that i love you i miss you i love you i miss you i love you…
heres my, good bye
good bye good bye.
~ Julia Paradies, © 2015

12 thoughts on “Song for Elizabeth Blue

  1. never commented on your blog before, though i do read it. sending this to my sister, (i think) she needs exactly this right now. thank you E, and thank you Lucia, for continually sharing with us to open our hearts even further in the face of loss. all my love xoxoxoxo

  2. Wow.Beautiful song. Very talented and gifted singer,songwriter.Yep,needed the tissues.It’s just that kinda morning too.(Raining here in Tucson,inside and out) Blessings and thanks for sharing this Lucia.You give me many gifts.

  3. So beautiful Lucia. I have been taking a sabbatical the past two weeks. My pain & grief are weighing too heavily on my a Heart & Soul overwhelming me. I haven’t checked emails, websites ect. Just now, I opened my emails, there were over 2700 of them, yet..your email to your site was opened, plenty emails above, plenty below. Right in front of me, were Her beautiful words, her song about/for Elizabeth Blue and I know I was meant to read them as well, and listen to it, I feel it. How very talented She is and such a wonderful loving tribute to your Daughter. I will have my candles lit on the 23rd to celebrate your precious Daughter and the Love She has brought to many. Tears….Much Love to you xoxo, Lori Ann

    • Dear Lori Ann, I’m glad you were able to take a break, and happy to know that this song touched you! Quite amazing the timing…Thank you so much for keeping us in your awareness on this 3rd anniversary. I am so grateful. much love, Lucia

  4. Haunting voice, beautiful lyrics, powerful love. Thank you for sharing Lucia. Sending you love, in honor and remembrance of your precious daughter.

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