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Fundraising - song for Alzheimers

Damian

Registered User
Jun 27, 2007
3
Cheshire UK
Hi everyone
I wanted to spread the word about a song that's being released in August/September (We still haven't had a firm date from the record label) in aid of The Alzheimers Society, with their full support

The single is called ‘The Dimming Of The Light’ all profits from each download of the single will go to the charity (a full £1.00 per download). The song can be heard at www.myspace.com/damianmorgan or at www.reverbnation.com/damianmorganmikedoyle but won't be downloadable until the release date

The lyrics relate to my own experiences with my Mum (who is in the later stages of Alzheimer's). I remember reading poetry written by carers and finding it very moving and ultimately it helped articulate feelings I had myself...I hope this does the same. I'd really love to hear your opinions on the song.
Yours sincerely
Damian

The Dimming Of The Light



Hold my hand; remember me

One more time remember me

You held these hands through nightmares

Broken toys and bugbears



Touch my face; remember me

One more time remember me

You saw this face through trouble

Bullying and stubble



But this isn’t night, this can’t be right

Slow and painful

The dimming of the light



Speak my name; remember me

One more time remember me

This boy you fed and swaddled

But never mollycoddled



Say that you remember me

One more time remember me

But your memories are broken

And no words can be spoken



But this isn’t night, this can’t be right

Slow and painful

The dimming of the light



Before you go remember me

Just one more time remember me

I know now you will never

Your rooms are dark forever



But this isn’t night, this can’t be right

Slow and painful

The dimming of the light
 

youngest_son

Registered User
Oct 15, 2005
21
Yorkshire
WOW......Top class

Hi Damian,

I read the words and thought it was very moving, then listened to it put to music on your myspace......WOW, tears in my eyes, very moving, you have a very good talent.

I for one, will definitely be buying it when it becomes available, keep us up to date.

Thank you for letting us know.
 

Damian

Registered User
Jun 27, 2007
3
Cheshire UK
So glad you liked it

I found it very hard to cry when my Mum got ill, then I read some poetry online and it opened the floodgates! And it did me the world of good too
There will be an announcement from Alzheimers Soc when it is released. Their press office will be working to promote it too
Take care
Damian x