So Long My Friend ~

so long my friend

I guess we can never know what song will be the song that reminds us of a person when they leave this life. Not until they are gone, that is. In these past few weeks I’ve learned that you don’t choose their song….it just comes to you. Over and over until your tears finally turn to smiles when you hear it play.

And that’s where I am. My heart hurts for the loss of my sweet friend and dear neighbor, Michelle. She left us too young, something I will never understand. But she also left us with her tender heart, her fighting spirit, her beautiful daughters, and somehow….with hope.

Oh. And then there’s her song.  ♥  I miss you, Michelle.  Every day.

When I got the news today
I didn’t know what to say.
So I just hung up the phone.

I took a walk to clear my head,
This is where the walking led
Can’t believe you’re really gone
Don’t feel like going home

So I’m gonna set right here
On the edge of this pier
Watch the sunset disappear
And drink a beer

Funny how the good ones go
Too soon, but the good Lord knows
The reasons why, I guess

Sometimes the greater plan
Is kinda hard to understand
Right now it don’t make sense
I can’t make it all make sense

So I’m gonna set right here
On the edge of this pier
Watch the sunset disappear
And drink a beer

So long my friend
Until we meet again
I’ll remember you
And all the times that we used to…

set right here on the edge of this pier
And watch the sunset disappear
And drink a beer.
(By Luke Bryan…..my many thanks to him!)

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56 Responses to So Long My Friend ~

  1. kingmidget says:

    Nice song to remember a friend by.

  2. M. Zane McClellan says:

    That hollowness that tells you just how much they filled you up, because the void they left, is just that huge, Sweet agony.

  3. Rusha Sams says:

    What a special post. So sorry for your loss.

  4. andy1076 says:

    A great song, for a beautiful dedication..so sorry for your loss :(

  5. Rhonda says:

    ♥ hugs my friend

  6. Sorry for your loss! Such a beautiful song and remembrance!

  7. I was pregnant with a boy before my daughter was even a twinkle her in father’s eye. At 31 weeks he stopped moving and an ultrasound confirmed that he had passed. As my friend drove me to the hospital Eric Clapton’s Tears in Heaven came on the radio. That was my song for Jesse. It took years before I could hear it without crying. You’re right though, the song was and is a comfort. I’m sorry for the loss of your neighbour and friend. <3
    Diana xo

  8. A few years back I lost a very close friend to cancer who was far too young, and it still hurts to this day. However, the happy memories help heal the heart, so focus on them as much as you can.

  9. Jeannette from the CA coast says:

    Too many goodbyes at this stage in our lives….friends, family, anyone we’ve loved. The good thing is the memories live on in us:) So very sorry for the loss of your dear friend.

  10. Joy says:

    So sorry for your loss …

  11. russtowne says:

    My condolences at your loss. I’m glad your tears have at last turned to smiles when hearing Michelle’s song. May it ever be so.
    Russ

  12. Lovely song, and I’m sorry for your loss, Paula.

  13. So sorry for your loss, Paula.

  14. My condolences for your loss Paula.

  15. Very sorry for your loss, wonderful song and tribute to her.

  16. Such songs are those that we sing when we were children, not knowing what it really meant. And when we grow older, we forget them, until it hits us again… I am sorry for your loss, I hope you and your friend’s family will stay strong.

  17. Sending lots of love and a hug. :)

  18. Beautiful tribute to your friend, Paula. Some people we will never forget. :)

  19. LFFL says:

    Sending condolences your way.

  20. artsifrtsy says:

    So sorry for your loss – a person well loved leaves such a hole in our lives…

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  22. beebeesworld says:

    We got word that one of my sons high school girlfriends committed suicide-its been 20 years, her health failed, she just didnt have anyone, didnt live here any more. she wa one of the most intelligent, talented people I know. It is so sad. Sorry about your friend. beebee

  23. viveka says:

    Beautiful …. the distance between the ones we love and lost .. isn’t very fare – they are only a breath away.

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