Sunday, March 24, 2013

Crooked River - Jeff's Song


Jeff Siddhartha Crazy Horse Marr

My wonderful son, Jeff, has written another beautiful song and dedicated it to me. A talented lad. (He also composes classical music that is OMG fantastic, sounds like Bach or Mozart!!!!!!) I love this song, which takes me back to our little house on Ethel Street in Kelowna, where I grew a huge backyard garden, we had a big fat rabbit nibbling his way up and down the rows, and we had fruit trees, grape vines and whole rows of watermelons and canteloupes. Sigh. It was Home for those years of childhood before the teen years threw us all into upheaval. No one came out unchanged, least of all me :-) 

Thanks, Jeff - for this song, for your unfailing sunny nature, for the sunshine you have brought to my life, and for the privilege of being your mom. I hope to have you around for a good many years yet!!!!! I will never say goodbye! Even when I pass on one day, I'll see you in your dreams!

Crooked River (dedicated to Mom)

I was a child but I have grown
Your quiet house is all I’ve known
The shadowed peach-tree in the yard
The killing rain we took too hard

  And now I must cry
  And embrace you
  And wave good-bye

I float down Crooked River
All alone on Crooked River
Carry me home on Crooked River
Yes, carry me home

I see you smiling standing there
I see a rainbow in your hair
But I must turn my back and go
The swans are calling deep and low

  And now I must cry
  And embrace you
  And wave good-bye

I float down Crooked River
All alone on Crooked River
Carry me home on Crooked River
Yes, carry me home

Solo

We’ll meet again just you and I
Immortal love can never die
The shadowed peach-tree in the yard
And rain will never fall so hard

  And now I must cry
  And embrace you
  And wave good-bye

I float down Crooked River
All alone on Crooked River
Carry me home on Crooked River
Yes, carry me home

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Lyrics by Jeffrey Merk



14 comments:

  1. Sherry, this is beautiful; but truly it is sad and concerning. I hope there is nothing ominous behind the beautiful words.

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  2. He has honored you so beautifully!

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  3. An achingly beautiful song, Sherry.
    Luv, K

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  4. I remember hearing of the swans before, and hey fir here with all the other elements so beautifully. I can imagine the chorus to music too. Is there any chance of him making a recording?

    PS, I love your full name!

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  5. This is a beautiful song filled with deep love but, I sense sorrow within the words. I hope all is well.

    Bright Blessing!

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  6. The reason this lyric turned out well is that I was writing LYRICs, not poetry set to music, as I usually do. It's about individuation; you can't have a real relationship without it!

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  7. Wow. Flowing and melodic words. Bluesy! What a deep and heartfelt feeling this song conveys! I wish I could hear it for myself.

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  8. What talent. You must have given him some of yours. The song has soul. It made me think of the inevitable separation between mother and child. And the son goes off on his own. Please congratulate him on his sensitive writing. I too wish I could hear the song.

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  9. Beautiful! He has his Mother's gene for seeing the beauty in the ordinary ;D It is a remarkable gift~
    @>--------

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  11. I've written the music! I'm a very proud person! By the way, if you think this song's neurotic you've missed the point! Mom - if you call I'll play it for you! Namaste!

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