Flowers & Love…

So, it’s today again.

8 years went by so fast, and after all this time I still can’t quite comprehend that she is not just a text message away. That I can’t just look her up on Facebook and see what she’s up to these days, or ask her out for a game of catch-up and a cup of coffee should we happen to find ourselves in the same city at the same time. I don’t like it one little bit, but that doesn’t make it any less true. I miss her.

I’m going to share a song with you today, a song it took me 7 years to write. According to my songwriting lecturer, it often takes just about that long to be able to write about big tragedies in your life. You need time to distance yourself, in a way, or at least to get used to… Whatever it is. I’m not sure if we ever really do just that, though.

Those who knew her, will know that there are a bunch of songs already that will forever be hers. But I’m hoping there is room for at least one more. Lars was kind enough to provide me with this video from Café Sør on a very short notice, so thank you so much, Lars!

So… this is for those of us who remember the 10th of May. And for her.

As We Said Goodbye… 


Here we are, without her

Life goes on, without her

But how can I laugh without her?

I don’t want to forget

Her smile is on everybody’s minds

Her laughter is bouncing off the walls 

Her last words are ringing through our ears

As we shed our silent tears

.

What have you done, you silly girl

Tell me it’s not true

How could you feel that you weren’t good enough for the world

When it was the world that was never good enough for you

.

Not a word is spoken

We’re still here, but broken

No choice but to sit here, frozen

And try to understand her chosen last steps

.

What have you done, you silly girl

Tell me it’s not true

How could you feel that you weren’t good enough for the world

When it was the world that was never good enough for you

.

We stood up and we sang for you, did you hear us?

We broke down and we cried for you, did you see us?

All the flowers and love, did you feel it? 

All we had was your picture

As we said goodbye, singing…

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mile
    May 10, 2011 @ 18:32:42

    Love your voice, you are amazing! ❤ Great video, can't wait to see more!

    Reply

  2. Henrik
    May 10, 2011 @ 21:56:06

    Fin hyllest, Aud Jorun.
    Du fikk fram frysninger til tross for alle bråkete konsertgjengerne.

    Reply

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