Dear Boston
by Sattler, Lucas, Lopez, Wayne, PBattersby

A song about how it felt to be away from home at the Boston Marathon bombing.

From Raymond Lapointe:

The feelings that this song expresses is what I want to convey at this moment. Just listen to the feelings that spill out of this song, and imagine that, like me, you are working in Boston, away from your family and loved ones, and in a week when terror strikes and terrible things happened to innocent people who were out enjoying what should have simply been a beautiful day of fun and celebration. Imagine that you now feel stranded away from home, from your family, and your loved ones. Imagine that your family, seeing news reports of the events unfolding in Boston, are only eager to know that you are ok. These are the feelings being conveyed here.

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Dear Boston
Lyrics by: Joel Sattler

How I long to hear your long to hear your voice
How I wish that there no longer was a choice
Between the death of innocence
And the past and present tense
And the choice between the peace and violence

But how I long to hear your long to hear your voice
From the days that we would gather and rejoice
And where spring was always green
And no enemies were seen
And the promises of peace were not a dream

(chorus)
Oh how I wish you were there
Oh how I feel it’s so unfair
To spend the summer in a grief I’ve never known
But in my mind I hear you sing
Of all the love that you bring
And of the memory of happiness at home
Our happy home

Oh how I long to hear your long to hear your voice
As I’m staring at the darkness of the void
All I have is memory
Of the things you said to me
And of a perfect joy

How I long to hear your long to hear your voice
But all I see is just a picture of a boy
Yesterday we were so happy
In the sunshine we were laughing
’till we heard the terror thunder and the noise

(chorus)
(bridge)
(chorus)

How I long to hear your long to hear your voice
How I long to hear your long to hear your voice

Joel Sattler lyrics
Ryan Lucas vocals
Gustavo Lopez piano
Wayne P guitar 1, guitar 2
Paul Battersby drums, bass, flute, piccolo, oboe, clarinet, 1st violin, 2nd violin, viola,  trumpet, french horn, mixing


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