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  1. Moving On

From the recording Moving On

<p>The concepts for songs always germinate long before I write the first words. &nbsp;There seems to be this settling period in which I don't even truly think about a song so much as I muse around themes and try to find my way through the timeless archetypes that seemingly all songs seem to center around: love, sorrow, grief, journeys. &nbsp;So when asked to write a song for a very interesting independent short film script by Bryan P. Hunt about death and moving on, I sat on the thoughts for months and months. &nbsp;Death has always been difficult for me to form words around, everything I come up with seems trite in the face of oblivion. &nbsp; In the end, it always comes back around to the beginning and from this simple truth came this one line "I didn't know that dying would be so hard". &nbsp;And with that one line, a song flows, line after line, words tumbling after each other to place themselves in this picture of almost despondency but hopefully with some truth as well. &nbsp; Some believe death is release, and it probably is for most. &nbsp;Perhaps though, love, though the most hopeful and beautiful of emotions, is a chain that ties us to another without the physical body with which to manifest it.</p>
<p>Written for the independent film "Moving On" by Bryan P. Hunt in February of 2011</p>
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Lyrics

<p>I didn&rsquo;t know that dying would be so hard <br /> I couldn&rsquo;t know the light would fade away <br /> When I would not let you go <br />And now I&rsquo;m lost to time <br /> Close your eyes darling <br /> And let me lie with silence <br /> I&rsquo;d tell you I&rsquo;ll be there when you wake<br /> The truth we know, morning is gone<br /> And I cry in shades of grey<br /><br /> I need to move on<br /> Move on<br /> My yearning heart isn&rsquo;t strong enough<br /> To hold you through the veil<br /><br /> I didn&rsquo;t want for you to live this dead life<br /> Where I am gone but ever presently<br /> And my voice, the static loop of echoes<br /> Requiem of fallen leaves<br /> Let me go, release me<br /> That I might know freedom<br /> I&rsquo;m bound in chains of memory<br /> Forgive of me this selfish need<br /> To love you beyond my dust and bones<br /><br /> I need to move on<br /> Move on<br /> My yearning heart isn&rsquo;t strong enough<br /> To hold you through the veil<br /><br /> I don&rsquo;t deserve your pedestal<br /> Please don&rsquo;t keep me this way<br /> Remember me, but let me fade<br /> The ashes of day<br /><br /> I need to move on<br /> Move on<br /> My yearning heart isn&rsquo;t strong enough<br /> To hold you through the veil<br /> To hold you through the veil</p>