Still, song of Rachel

This is one of those compositions where it just didn’t flow. It was a brain-whacker. What’s a word that rhymes with this…what about that? Maybe the last chorus can be sung a pitch higher for that grand effect? What an admission, right?

Strangely though, I’ve noticed that most people like this sort of stuff: words and music that sound, well, familiar. Even if there was more thinking than heart writing it, I’m glad how this one turned out. Pop-songwriting at my finest! A dear friend of mine even sang this during her wedding.

It has all the elements of a radio ballad hence I like to call it the “Jim Brickman” song. Don’t all men wish their partners in life would feel this way—that’s what was going on in my mind while writing this mushy piece. After his beautiful wife had blamed him for not giving her children (as if it was something he had control over), Jacob must have wondered if their love for each other was of mutual weight. Didn’t matter though. He loved her. And she knew it.

A big thanks goes out to Ninna Juan for her rendition. I’ve known her for quite some time, I had her vocal style and range in mind since the arrangement began. She was newly engaged during the recording so the love and emotion came so natural.

Still
©2009

It’s not his strength
It’s not his touch
It’s not his wealth
That I love so much

It’s not his power
Nor his rugged ways
But how he makes me beautiful
Every single day
I remember when he first made me blush
And though I’ve aged he still does

Chorus:
`Cause he loves me
More than I could ever love him
All these years patiently waiting
Though I couldn’t give him
The joy I want him to feel
Yet he’s here and he loves me still

I’ll never know
How I deserve him
Cause I’m not worthy
Of his devotion

Through winter’s cold
And summer’s heat
Through leaves of fall
And the the flowers of spring

Every pain he weathered
Though seasons changed
By my side he remains

Chorus

Bridge:
Take the offspring of our love
Raise it high and raise him proud
I thank the Lord for He has heard me
And broken the curse of our love
My love

And he loves me
More than I’d ever imagine
All these years patiently waiting
And now that I’ve given
The joy I want him to feel
He is here and he loves me still

Yet he’s here, always here
He is here and he loves me still

Oh and if ever you decide to sing this to someone you love, may I suggest a few lyric changes? The bridge obviously refers to having a child but instead, you could sing:

Take this offering of love
Raise it high, you make me proud
I thank the Lord for He has heard me
And blessed the course of our love
My love

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