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On May 18, 2012
There You Are
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DARKANGEL'S SHINGING STAR CONTEST ~ ROUND 3
Audio - Dedicate your song to someone or tell us why you choose the song/artist you chose and give us a story behind the choice. this can be typed into your comments section of your entry. Best story gets a banner for their profile page.
In the background, through the fog of my emotions, I could hear "There You Are" playing across the hall. Just why this song became so important to me goes further than just hearing it play while at his bedside.
With the rest of the nation, I was still in shock over 9-11. Now, I had lost one of the best friends I had ever known. I was devastated. A friend took me to a spiritual camp and everyone there did their best to console me that he was okay. They told me that there's no such thing as coincidences and that if I just remembered that, then, I would be aware of it when Chris communicated with me. Of course, I was skeptical.
Chris and I had always gone to karaoke together and we often sang together. He had begged me to learn a few songs... "If You Ever Leave Me" (a duet) and the song "Uninvited", from the movie "City of Angels". At that time, I wasn't aware of the movie and found "Univited" to be a rather haunting and depressing song, but Chris constantly asked me to sing it for him; while he kept singing "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" over and over again. I'd never really paid that much attention to the lyrics before he passed on. I felt that I should have known something was wrong but he was always such a bundle of positive energy. Everybody that knew him loved him. He lit up a room everytime he entered.
Soon after Chris passed away, I was feeling fear due to 9-11. My husband's cat (she doesn't like females) came to me meowing loudly. This was very unusual. She wouldn't let me pet her, and she wouldn't quit meowing at me. My husband was in the kitchen and had turned on the radio. "There You Are" came on, and, in that moment, I felt a sense of peace come over me. Chris was my "angel standing guard over me." I felt that he truly was there with me and wanted me to know and I realised that there really are no coincidences. I looked at the cat. She had stopped meowing and was looking at me. Then, as if she knew she had delivered her message, she turned and walked away. The next day, I was walking through a store with a friend and the song, "If You Ever Leave Me" was playing. It was the first time that I had ever heard the original artist's sing it. Both my friend and I stopped and looked at each other. I had never heard the original recording before then. I had learned the song from a karoke cd, and the song was no longer popular. The odds were stacked against me hearing it the day after his funeral, and my friend I both said, at the same time, "Chris!"
You see, the week before Chris passed away, I did get him to record our duet, "If You Ever Leave Me". His parents asked me to speak at his funeral, but, knowing that they had never heard him sing, I decided that the greatest tribute I could give him would be to let them hear him do what he had loved to do the most.
This song has brought me so much comfort and I dedicate this sing to "My Buddy".
THANK YOU FOR LISTENING AND FOR YOUR COMMENTS! ~SUE~
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