FOR YOU

I wonder why the sun keeps rising, rising

How can it shine without you

I wonder how the flowers keep growing, showing

That life goes on without you

I see you smile, I hear your thoughts

Like lights on my dull day

But I can’t reach and touch you

Now you’re one whole life away

When I think of all the times we’ve had

The tears come fighting through

The world may not stop turning

But I still cry for you

 

I wonder why the sea keeps falling, rising, falling, rising,

How tides still turn without you

I wonder how the wind keeps blowing showing

That life goes on without you

I feel the sun and wind and watch the swelling of the sea

Without you there to join me

It’s a frozen world for me

When I think of all the times we’ve had

The tears come fighting through

The world may not stop turning

But I still cry for you

 

 

Words & Music by Sue Casson

 

 Piano/vocals   Casson  

 Violin                 Jacqueline Dennett

 

 Recorded at Coachroad Studios

 by David Oversby-Powell

 

 Beachcomber is an ongoing project

For You 1, USE THIS

Image by Lily Blackmore

 

For You was written for Two Tigers, a musical biography of short story writer Katherine Mansfield. Her younger brother Lesley was killed in the First World War, and this song was inspired by a poem she wrote afterwards -  To L.H.B.