The Unknown – Guitar and Piano Medley for Insight Timer

This medley is comprised of four emotional guitar and piano songs. My descriptions explain the lyrics, but these are instrumental pieces without a vocal.

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

I believe it is never too late to turn your life around. I am thankful that I was able to listen to my own song lyrics and change my life.

CLEAR

Not long ago I was a child, then a young girl,

And now I’m even older

A woman so wise, but I realize

My life went by quickly, I blinked my eyes

When I grew up, I became sad

Life beat me down; I felt broken

Thoughit may seem a little extreme

I turned my life around, to follow my dream

 

I carried on; I lived with heartache

I was so numb; I wasn’t awake

It all changed, when I let go of fear

Beautiful music I could hear

I opened my eyes, life became clear

 

As I grow old, I’ll keep my smile

All of my tears, gave me compassion

I was asleep; my pain was so deep

I turned my life around; with joy I now weep

I carried on, but inside I wept

I cried for losses I could not accept

It all changed, when I let go of fear

Beautiful music I could hear

I opened my eyes, life became clear

 

I celebrate; it wasn’t too late

I turned my life around

No reason to wait

I carried on; I lived with heartache

I was so numb; I wasn’t awake

It all changed, when I let go of fear

Beautiful music I could hear

I opened my eyes, life became clear

 

When my life ends, I won’t be afraid

I’m grateful for the gift I was given

I celebrate; it wasn’t too late

I turned my life around; got up off the ground

Happiness I found; there was no reason to wait

 

Story behind CLEAR-PART 1

Story behind CLEAR-PART 2

I am emotional with this song as I remember my best friend whom I wrote it for. I miss her very much since she passed away over ten years ago.

ANOTHER YOU

 

Here I am writing to you,

When I know you’ve heard these words before

now there’s so much more,

And it’s mostly left unsaid

Here I am singing to you,

When I know you’ve heard every song

But this one is lifelong; the music is forever

 

I know if I search my whole life through

I’ll never find another you

I could search and search my memories, too

I’ll never find, I’ll never find another you

 

Here I am dreaming of you

Wishing I could tell you so many things

But then the memory brings a smile

And I feel our love

Here I am shining to you

Singing these words from so long ago

I love you and you must know

You’re always in my heart

 

I know if I search my whole life through

I’ll never find another you

I could search and search my memories, too

I’ll never find, I’ll never find another you

 

It seems like yesterday our lives were so carefree

My feelings sweep me away

and bring you back to me

I know if I search my whole life through

I’ll never find another you

I could search and search my memories, too

I’ll never find, I’ll never find another you

I’ll never find another you, even if I search my whole life through

 

Story behind ANOTHER YOU-PART 1

Story behind ANOTHER YOU-PART 2

Story behind ANOTHER YOU-PART 3

THE UNKNOWN

This song changed my life. I was unable to express how unhappy I was in my marriage, but music pulled out heartfelt lyrics that gave me the courage to face the unknown. Sometimes people stay where they are, even when it’s miserable because it’s “known.” The unknown can be scary, but it also can be beautiful.

THE UNKNOWN

I go through my day to places that heal me

I cannot stay, you no longer feel me

My words will stun you, ‘cause I’ve begun to

Leave you behind; I escape in my mind

My tears I hide when you are near me

I cry inside where you can’t hear me

I’ve watched you brood; avoid your mood

There’s no connection without affection

I run from you; don’t know where to

The touch you withhold leaves me cold

That’s when I withdrew

I feel so alone; your heart is like stone

I lie awake and feel my heart break

I’m ready to face the unknown

You’re caught off-guard; this is so hard

The touch that I crave has made me so brave

I’ve known you so long I must alert you

This feels so wrong I hate to hurt you

With all this pain, I can’t remain

You might not miss me, ‘cause you never kiss me

I run from you; don’t know where to

The touch you withhold leaves me cold

I’ve stopped loving you

For years I stayed, ‘cause I was afraid

don’t even know where I will go

But I’m am ready

I run from you; don’t know where to

I lie awake and feel my heart break

I’m ready to live on my own

I’ll face the unknown

 

Story behind THE UNKNOWN-PART 1

Story behind THE UNKNOWN-PART 2

The Door Glowing

After “The Unknown” I wrote the lyrics that helped me move through a door. Doors lead in and doors lead out. I was willing to take step through a door because self-worth guided me.

THE DOOR

When I close the door and it’s no secret anymore

Then you’ll know, how sad we were together

I left you long ago

When the closet is bare

empty spaces everywhere

But you knew, the truth I was absent

my distance only grew

When love went away, I just couldn’t stay

It was time; I knew it then

To begin my life again

I would be ok, even though love went away

My soul I could restore, if I went through the door

When the sheets are still

silence a TV just can’t fill

all those years, pretending I was happy

I cried so many tears

As you look upon

the empty spaces when I’m gone

You must face the love you took for granted

with every single empty space

When love went away, I just couldn’t stay

It was time; I knew it then

To begin my life again

I would be ok, even though love went away

I left because

I was worth more

so I went through the door

 

Story behind THE DOOR-PART 1

Story behind THE DOOR-PART 2

Story behind THE DOOR-PART 3

Story behind THE DOOR-PART 4