Peaceful – Insight Timer Arrangement Medley

This medley holds arrangements of these three songs: Peaceful and Inspired, It Might Have Been and Take Me Away.

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

“Peaceful and Inspired” was composed after I took an inspiring trip to the Pacific Northwest in 2014. The vocal version has lyrics filled with beautiful descriptions of the scenery that moved me.

PEACEFUL AND INSPIRED – Copyright 2016 by Judy Unger

I’m in a forest of beautiful green

A palette of shades I’ve never seen

Mossy wood, delicate ferns

A soft path beckons with twists and turns

I’m in awe

nature’s wonderland

so beautiful to see

peaceful and inspired

I’ll take you home

I’ll take you home with me

The mountain air clears my mind

a bright sun sparkles as I unwind

Cascading pools, a tumbling stream

I close my eyes so I can dream

I’m in awe

nature’s wonderland

so beautiful to see

peaceful and inspired

I’ll take you home

I’ll take you home with me

A misty beach fades into gray

My cheeks are moist from salty spray

Glittering pebbles, watercolor skies

Sea foam dancing before my eyes

I’m in awe

nature’s wonderland

so beautiful to see

peaceful and inspired

I’ll take you home

I’ll take you home with me

Story behind PEACEFUL AND INSPIRED

“It Might Have Been” was partially written when I was 20 years old. I revised and finished my song in 2011. This poignant song is about how I felt when I fell in love as a young girl.

IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN – Copyright 2016 by Judy Unger

It might have been the very first time we kissed

Lightly sprayed by an ocean mist, my mind was in a blur

I remember just how shy you were

No, it might have been the time I left you

Loneliness filled my dreams; you were my closest friend

and longing in my heart wouldn’t end

I’d never felt that way before

love was something new

I often wonder when it was

I often wonder when it was

I fell in love with you

It might have been when I called out to you in pain

As I shook, you held me close; I was not afraid

and through those darkest nights you stayed

I’d never felt that way before

love was something new

I often wonder when it was

I often wonder when it was

I fell in love with you

All those times, so long ago

are in my memory

I still remember how you loved me

I’d never felt that way before

love was something new

I often wonder when it was

I often wonder when it was

I fell in love with you

Story behind IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN-PART 1

Story behind IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN-PART 2

“Take Me Away” was based on a dissonant guitar instrumental named “Waterfalls” composed when I was 21. In 2012, I added lyrics and a chorus. Although I wanted to be “taken away” somewhere peaceful, my lyrics express grief and longing for a time in the past before everything changed.

TAKE ME AWAY – Copyright 2016 by Judy Unger

I’m on a road; I’ve traveled so far

Not sure where I am or where you are

I long to escape when I go to sleep

But my dreams are so vivid; they make me weep

I know you are gone

I just can’t move on

Take me away to a lovely day

Where I’m holding you again

It’s hard to face

I’m crying while I’m dreaming

of seeing you someday

But in my dreams

you take me away

For the first time I’m on my own

Everything’s changed; all that I’ve known

I wanted to leave my sadness behind

But memories of us fill up my mind

I know you are gone

I just can’t move on

Take me away to a lovely day

Where I’m holding you again

It’s hard to face

I’m crying while I’m dreaming

of seeing you someday

But in my dreams

you take me away

Take me away to a lovely day

Where I’m holding you again

It’s hard to face

that you’re gone forever

Every night I pray

In my dreams

you’ll take me away

Story behind TAKE ME AWAY-PART 1

Story behind TAKE ME AWAY-PART 2