This song is so new that I have absolutely nothing recorded for it yet. I started out with the music, and knew I wanted the song to be about unrequited love – but even so, not with despair. Before I met my wife, there were many times I felt the pain of a broken heart along the way. Somewhere though, I decided to resolve that every romance would naturally end up in failure – except for the last one. But if I withheld my heart at any point along the way to not get hurt, then it would make that last love an impossibility.
So that is what Last Love is all about. If you sign up for the Ezra Skye Newsletter I will send you links to the first recordings that I post on SoundCloud.
© 2015 Ezra Skye
How many times can you mend a broken heart?
How many more times can you fall in love,
Give your all & give it right from the start?
What if I were to run and hide, were to lock inside the key to my heart?
Could anyone ever find it there to ever leave me bare again in the dark?
How many times do I need to get past
Every awkward dance, every failed romance
Till the love that I know will last?
I won’t give up on you, I will wait for the day…
When I’ll look into your eyes and realize that every love dies
Until the last love – and that last love – is you…
Every time it hurts so bad – as much as it ever had before –
(But if it) didn’t hurt, then what was it worth and how did I end up with more?
How much longer? I don’t know how much stronger I can get…
(I feel like) giving up, but I must believe that we just still haven’t met – so…
The hope of finding you will see me through once again
(Through the) darkest hours and till a new love flowers
I might just see you then – so…
This is a song that was inspired by a video posted by the Eagle Eyes project at Boston College.
Having grown up with my older brother who has Cerebral Palsy, I was accustomed as far back as a pre-schooler with the physical limitations others could have. I would often accompany my brother to physical therapy sessions and see other children who couldn’t move at all. I believe it shaped my life in more ways than I may ever understand. There were some children who could not speak, but beamed the widest smiles when they saw me. I think these experiences laid a foundation in my life to always strive to take notice of that which most others overlook – and to give them special honor. I couldn’t know at the time, but the Eagle Eyes video reminded me of how close I was, with my own parents and the parents of the disabled children, to the intense and special love of these parents – and how their smiles alone was always enough for me.
None of the parents expected the challenges, or the opportunities presented by their children, but I hope I capture in the gentleness of the music and the subtlety of the lyrics the love that has, and continues to transcend words for so many disabled children and their parents.
The short days of our lives
what riches realized
greater than that of a smile?
Take into your hands
This gift unexpected
So bright and so shining and so alive
The sum of all we do
what measures more true
than love expressed and known by you?
known by you…
The breath of a promise kept
Whispered and heard
Just because you were there…
Just because you were there