It’s Not Forever – Arrangement Medley

This medley holds arrangements of these three songs: It’s Not Forever, Wonder Why and Somewhere I Can’t See.

The links to stories about my songs include recordings with vocals.

I wrote this song in 2015 to encourage hope of healing from grief. At that time, I was struggling with chronic pain from dry eyes. My own lyrics inspired hope for me. Eventually I healed and was very grateful I had maintained my positive outlook.

IT’S NOT FOREVER – Copyright 2016 by Judy Unger

You say your pain will always be there and every day is a nightmare

I remember so well living with that kind of hell

It’s not forever

It feels like it’s never going to change

I once felt that way

Today I see, hope carried me

 

After he left, your life was shattered; he was all that mattered

When life seems unreal, it’s hard to imagine you could heal

It’s not forever

It feels like it’s never going to change

Time could not sever my love

Today I see, love carried me

 

A long time ago, I felt hopeless

but I know

It’s not forever

It feels like it’s never going to change

Time could not sever my love

Today I see, you carried me

 

Story behind IT’S NOT FOREVER-PART 1

Story behind IT’S NOT FOREVER-PART 2

Story behind IT’S NOT FOREVER-PART 3

Written in 2014, my lyrics express doubt toward God as I wonder why there is so much suffering in the world. The verse melody and chords were written when I was 18; this was originally a breakup song.

WONDER WHY – Copyright 2016 by Judy Unger

I’m thankful for life but I’ve lived with grief

Although I am hopeful, I long for belief

I wish there’s a way you could explain

Why life holds so much pain

 

I look at the mountains into the blue sky

I wish somehow I could fly

Away from sadness, torture and madness

As I cry, I wonder – why?

 

Life can be sweet, we hope and we dream

‘til tragedy leaves us to scream

Diseases and death, lives are destroyed

Prayer vanishes into that void

 

I look at the mountains into the blue sky

Searching for answers before I die

For those who suffer, the road is much tougher

As I cry, I wonder – why?

 

God, I want to believe in you

I just wish I knew

So much of life seems so unfair

People are broken and filled with despair

 

I look at the mountains into the blue sky

My doubt is something I cannot deny

If it was planned, I don’t understand

God I cry and wonder – why?

 

Story behind WONDER WHY-PART 1

In 2013, I was coping with the loss of both my parents and this song helped me feel their love. Even though I couldn’t see them, I was determined not to “drown in misery.” Ironically, during the time I wrote this song I was dealing with dry eyes and had a lot of trouble opening my eyes.

SOMEWHERE I CAN’T SEE – Copyright 2016 by Judy Unger

Everything that I have gone through led me to this place

Even though my heart’s been broken with all I’ve had to face

I will shine through my pain, even in darkness

I refuse to give in to bitterness

 

A fire once burned through my soul, it left me scarred and sad

My tears could easily fill an ocean, but love was what I had

I didn’t want losing you to tear me apart

I was blessed to be healed

Your love filled my heart

 

I hold on to love that’s in my memory

You’re not gone; you’re somewhere I can’t see

I won’t drown in misery

‘cause your love rescues me

Your love rescues me

 

Every challenge just reminds me hold on to each day

No matter where my journey leads me, love will guide my way

I will climb through the clouds up into the sky

With every beat and every breath

I’ll love until I die

 

I hold on to the love that heals me

You’re not gone; you’re somewhere I can’t see

I won’t drown in misery

‘cause your love rescues me

Your love rescues me, rescues me

 

Story behind SOMEWHERE I CAN’T SEE