With Me – Insight Timer Arrangement Medley

This medley holds arrangements of these three songs: With Me, My Shining Star and Beside Me Always.

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

WITH METhis song was composed a week after my father’s death in 2012. Feeling my father’s love helped me greatly as I was going through a separation at that time, too. My song also held a spiritual reference to God.

WITH ME – Copyright 2016 by Judy Unger

I look at the clouds and see your face

You’re watching me; smiling from space

Not sure where I’m going or when I’ll get there

But you are with me; you’re everywhere

When I’m discouraged, sometimes I crawl

You hold me up so I won’t fall

Not sure of my life now or where I will go

But you are with me; that much I know

With me, when I was born

With me as I mourn

With me in every song

You’re with me to keep me strong

With me every day

With me in every way

With me and always near

You take away all of my fear

Though I can’t see you; you’re not in sight

Through the darkness you are my light

Not sure what will happen or how things will be

Yet I am certain, you are with me

With me, when I was born

With me as I mourn

With me in every song

You’re with me to keep me strong

With me every day

With me in every way

With me and always near

You take away my fear

With me when I cry

With me when I die

Watching my life unfold

You’re with me, as I grow old

You’re with me . . . as I grow old

Story behind WITH ME-PART 1

Story behind WITH ME-PART 2

Story behind WITH ME-PART 3

My shining star

My song began with inspiration from a poem written to my mother. I also imagined a future lover speaking to me. But “my shining star” became love from the heavens and was the comfort I needed so I could heal.

MY SHINING STAR – Copyright 2016 by Judy Unger

Shining star so bright

you wink to me every night

moonlight glows upon my bed

I hear your voice inside my head

Shining star so bright

surround me with your lovely light

I reach for you in my sleep

you comfort me while I weep

In my heart you will stay

I’ll hold onto our dream forever

the stars above, remind me of our love

each and every day, wherever you are

you’re my shining star

Shining star so bright

even though you’re not in sight

with my eyes closed, your breath I feel

you whisper in my ear to heal

In my heart you will stay

I’ll hold onto our dream forever

the stars above, remind me of our love

each and every day, wherever you are

you’re my shining star so bright

I’ll dream of you tonight

In my heart you will stay

I’ll hold onto our dream forever

the stars above, remind me of our love

each and every day, wherever you are

you’re my shining star


Story behind MY SHINING STAR

beside-me-always-med-song

This song is one I have many arrangements of. I composed it when I was 17, but later revised it so I could read the lyrics at my son’s funeral in 1992. With the breeze, he is always holding me close.

BESIDE ME ALWAYS – Copyright 2016 by Judy Unger

I’ll search the shrouded darkness

wanting you, and nothing less

Seems my whole life I’ve waited

in darkness that was fated

I’ll live within my broken heart

littered with your unfinished start

All the memories leave me haunted

you’re all I’ve ever wanted

and when my tears are flowing

and I’m not sure where I’m going

I feel your love then you’re beside me always

In the breeze that’s blowing

you surround me

in a breeze that’s blowing

I know that I will still exist

longing for the soul I’ve kissed

I dream of you in a distant sky

the breeze it comforts while I cry

and when my tears are flowing

and I’m not sure where I’m going

I feel your love

then you’re beside me always

In the breeze that’s blowing

you surround me

in a breeze that’s blowing

I hear you tell me,

When your tears are flowing

and you’re not sure where you’re going

just feel my love and I’m beside you always

in the breeze that’s blowing,

I’ll surround you in a breeze that’s blowing

I’ll surround you in a breeze that’s blowing

I’ll surround you; I’m always beside you

Story behind BESIDE ME ALWAYS-PART 1

Story behind BESIDE ME ALWAYS-PART 2

Story behind BESIDE ME ALWAYS-PART 3

Story behind BESIDE ME ALWAYS-PART 4