Til I Die

December 2nd, 2014 | by admin

Til I Die is a song partially born out of fear. But mostly hope. When I first wrote the song, I didn’t realize that the words, ’til I die’ were not actually in the lyrics. But once something is named and accepted it’s really hard to go back, especially with this stubborn crew! So after some debate we ran with it. But now, as I look back, I’m glad we kept the name as it is, because the realization of death, or when it will happen, is not the heart of what I was trying to say.
I wanted the song to be about something greater than death. I wanted to focus on hope. That my soul’s journey does not start when I leave this earth. It starts now. Here. And we get to experience that mind blowing reality with  millions of other souls that are on their own separate journeys. We get to dance and sing, laugh and cry, inhale and exhale, create and become. Together. And then we float on to something else. So it’s not a matter of when I die, but what I’m going to do until that happens.
Til I Die

This ground is where I’m from and that’s where I’ll end up

This ground is where I’m from and that’s where I’ll end up

This ground is where I’m from-

I’ll be forgotten when I’m gone

When I die,  when I die, when I die.

And this world is not my home it’s not where I belong

This world is not my home it’s not where I belong

And this world is not my home –

But I’ll see the kingdom come

When I die,when I die, when I die.

Oh won’t you lay me next to my father

Won’t you lay me next to my mother

Won’t you lay me on top of my lover

When I die, when I die, when I die.

This world has lost its grip on me alright

And death has set the captive free alright

I’m letting go I can’t take it on my flight

And my restless soul will finally float away…when I die

Oh won’t you lay me next to my father

Won’t you lay me next to my mother

Won’t you lay me on top of my lover

When I die, when I die, when I die.

lyrics by Kyle Jackson; music by James & the Drifters

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