While I'm Alive

from by Rain Johannes

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this song was written in dedication to eric garner and all of those taken and affected by police brutality. i imagined this from the perspective of his daughter, who not only had to deal with the loss of her father but also the politics surround his death. nobody should ever have to experience that.

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Hold me close
Explain to me why lately I've been seeing ghosts
Body in a bag
Tell my why my father isn't coming back

I don't understand, I don't understand
I don't understand, I don't understand
Never will I know when I'll hold your hand for the last time
While I'm alive

Rising sun
The moon will tell you when your darkest day is done
Go to sleep
Love is real when you can feel it in your dreams

I don't understand, I don't understand
I don't understand, but I will understand
Never will I know when I'll hold your hand for the last time
While I'm alive

credits

from Sunshine, released November 4, 2016
Rain Johannes - vocals, bass, midi, mixing, mastering
Nicky Young - electric guitar

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Rain Johannes New York, New York

"With occasional classical / jazz tangents on guitar, Johannes holds up the minimal bedroom song with profound heart stirring soul" - Nadeem Salaam

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