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MY HEART WILL SING AGAIN - Ballad/Spiritual

01:30
Kay Bell/Kat Ferguson
Artist - Kat Ferguson

Story

These lyrics were written initially after reading an article about an Aussie artist battling cancer and how her mum's support was the key to her healing.

 

They sat, stored away as words for several years until I saw the extraordinary story of Charice Pempengco on Oprah. Charice shared her own story, having witnessed her mum being held at gunpoint when she was only three years old. Having survived that life-changing moment, Charice said no matter what she might face throughout  life, she would always sing for her mother.

 

Her story will stay with me always. I was so moved by her courage, truth, grace, and gift of selfless sharing. 

 

I contacted my friend and co-writer, Kat and said 'I have some words that have been waiting for the right time and feel that time is now'. Kat's melodic and vocal interpretation, as always, left me in awe.

 

Attempts to pitch them for Charice have proven futile to date, nonetheless, I really like the intention behind this song as it carries real meaning and purpose. Although Kat's always liked the bridge idea, I'd have to say what I like most is the way the minor 'feel' throughout the verses somehow seem to find balance and resolution throughout the chorus.

 

 So glad that you've found your way here - I hope you enjoy My Heart Will Sing Again. 

Lyrics

V1

I was given a moment of true to life

And you watched the/my tears run dry down my cheek

I kept praying so hard to my angels

I tried to stop them from flying by

V2

I was caught underneath the shadows

I couldn’t see the light, but you were there,

And you cradled me so hard, to get me through the night

You get me, you get me

CH

Your strength, gave my spirit time to fly

Your arms allowed a place, my heart could lie

Where I felt safe just knowing, I had you near

Each time I felt your wings, I knew my heart would sing again

V3

I was given a moment in black and white

And you watched the colours fade away

But you looked in my eyes and made me promise you

I’d find them again some day

V4

And sometimes when I felt shattered

And I had no strength to fight

You were there and you cradled me, to get me through the night

You get me, you get me

CH

Your strength, gave my spirit time to fly

Your arms allowed a place, my heart could lie

Where I felt safe just knowing, I had you near

Each time I felt your wings, I knew my heart would sing-

Bridge

I’m not sure how it happened

They said I just fell

Right down to the bottom of a magic wishing well

And then just like Alice

I found a little door

That led me, it led me to-

CH X2

Your strength, gave my spirit time to fly

Your arms, allowed a place my heart could lie

Where I felt safe just knowing, I had you near

Each time I felt your wings, I knew, I knew-

Your strength, gave my spirit time to fly

Your arms, allowed a place my heart could lie

Where I felt safe just knowing, I had you near

Each time I felt your wings

I knew my heart would sing again

Again