Monday, May 21

FSOTD: "Amelia" by Tonight Alive

I'm not gonna lie: the past few weeks have been really rough.  I've been missing Z terribly and my attempts to make sense of life have failed miserably.  Music has always helped me through tough times, and this song in particular has been speaking to my heart and soul.  The music and lyrics express exactly how I've been feeling over the past 19 weeks.  19 weeks.  Has it really been that long?

Written for a friend of the band's lead singer who passed away, I appreciate the beautiful universal message to all who grieve the loss of a loved one.

This is the full-band version, but the acoustic version is also amazing.

Listen and love.  And try to find peace and understanding.



I think about you every single day
And every time I see your face
I wake and it brings me to tears
We hadn't spoken in years
We were close when we were young and naive
We grew up and we learned other things
You'll always be sweet 16

And you will always be perfect
You'll always be beautiful
Our hearts will never forget you
You didn't belong here
And it's become so clear
Why heaven called your name

I miss you and it still feels like I know you
I've got pictures of us side by side to show you
But it feels like I owe you so much more

And you will always be perfect
You'll always be beautiful
Our hearts will never forget you
You didn't belong here
And it's become so clear
Why heaven called your name
And it just doesn't seem right, was it really your time?
Are we dreaming?
We'll never let go of you
Wish you were here but it's becoming clear
That Earth's just not the place for an angel like you
For an angel like you

You meant so much to so many
I'm not quite sure how to do justice to you
If they're ready to say goodbye
I know I'm not
You made the news and the papers for days and days
But it hardly seems fair
The whole world should know your name
I want them to know your name

And you will always be perfect
You'll always be beautiful
Our hearts will never forget you
You didn't belong here
And it's become so clear
Why heaven called your name
And it just doesn't seem right, was it really your time?
Are we dreaming?
We'll never let go of you
Wish you were here but it's becoming clear
That Earth's just not the place for an angel like you

And now we must let you move forward
Our love lies with you
Our souls fly with you
Amelia

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