Music Saved Me – Insight Timer Instrumental Medley

This medley holds instrumentals of these three songs: Music Saved Me, Never Gone Away, and How We Don’t Care.

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

MUSIC SAVED ME

The lyrics to this song from 2012 express how I went from sadness to joy because of music. I reference appreciating life when I was young before circumstances beat me down. Music “rescued my soul” and this could also be a spiritual reference to God.

MUSIC SAVED ME – Copyright 2016 by Judy Unger

When I was young, my senses brought pleasure

Life was a garden, memories I treasure

But I lost my passion as years wore on

Too busy to notice my senses were gone

 

I was so sad; pain left a hole

‘Til noise turned to music and rescued my soul

Music inspired, while noise was empty

When noise turned to music

It saved me

 

When I was young, I loved my eyesight

Colors and sounds filled me with delight

But over time color turned gray

And sound became noise all through my day

 

I was so sad; pain left a hole

‘Til noise turned to music and rescued my soul

Music inspired, while noise was empty

When noise turned to music

It saved me

 

When I was young, dreams I could touch

I tasted and savored; I loved life so much

I missed my senses when they slipped away

But the magic returned when music would play

 

I was so sad; pain left a hole

‘Til noise turned to music and rescued my soul

Music inspired, while noise was empty

When noise turned to music it saved me

When noise turned to music it saved me

 

Story behind MUSIC SAVED ME-PART 1

Story behind MUSIC SAVED ME-PART 2

I wrote this song when I was 20 for a good friend who was leaving on a long trip. In 2011 I revised the lyrics to address saying goodbye from a mother to her daughter who was terminally ill.

NEVER GONE AWAY – Copyright 2016 by Judy Unger

I know that soon you will leave me

how will I ever say goodbye?

there’s so much you’ve left me

I’ll try hard not to cry

when you’ve left you’ll still be with me

in all the songs I’ll long to play

every time I see a smile

you’ll have never gone away

 

It always seems to me, whenever I was down

your hand was the one holding mine

but your fingers I’ll let go of now; how I long to hold on

you’ll touch so many others when you’re gone

 

I know that soon you will leave me

how will I ever say goodbye?

there’s so much you’ve left me

I’ll try hard not to cry

when you’ve left you’ll still be with me

in all the songs I’ll long to play

every time I see a smile

you’ll have never gone away

 

Sometimes I will stop and wonder

you’ll know what I am feeling

I’ll hear your laughter in my mind

I’ll remember all our special moments

They’ll run by with a tear

You’ll leave, but in my heart, you’re still here

 

And I know that soon you will leave me

how will I ever say goodbye?

there’s so much you’ve left me

I’ll try hard not to cry

when you’ve left you’ll still be with me

in all the songs I’ll long to play

every time I see a smile

you’ll have never gone away

you’ll have never gone away

 

Story behind NEVER GONE AWAY-PART 1

Story behind NEVER GONE AWAY-PART 2

HOW WE DON'T CARE

I wrote this song when I was 19 to express turmoil during conflict with my best friend. The message of pretending not to care held true later in my life when I was married. The varied rhythm from the verse to the chorus makes this song one of my favorites.

HOW WE DON’T CARE – Copyright 2016 by Judy Unger

What’s new with you?

It’s been awhile since you’ve told me

I have nothing left to say

It might be too late to give it a try

‘cause now you can’t look me in the eye

 

I’m doing fine

Although I’m smiling

Inside it isn’t quite the same

I can’t take much more of hiding these tears

it seems my disguise is not what it appears

 

We try to show how we don’t care

How we don’t feel, how we don’t share

And it’s really nothing new

It just gets harder every time

to say I love you

 

Sometimes I feel

like this time it’s over

Will this be just a passing storm?

Somehow I wonder if after the rain

Can our love survive this pain?

 

So what’s on your mind?

Will you cry when you leave me?

Or is it that I’m just crying alone?

I thought that our love I could always count on

Did we wake up to find love has gone?

 

We try to show how we don’t care

How we don’t feel, how we don’t share

And it’s really nothing new

It just gets harder every time

to say I love you

It just gets harder every time

to say I love you

 

Story behind HOW WE DON’T CARE-PART 1

Story behind HOW WE DON’T CARE-PART 2