"If You Were Here" as written by and Heitor Teixeira/danielewski Pereira....
If you were here
I know that you would
Truly be amazed
At what's become of what you made

If you were here
You would know how I treasured every day
How every single word you spoke
Echo's in me like a memory of hope

When you were here
You could not feel the value that I placed
On every look that crossed your face
When you were here

I did not know just how I had embraced
All that you hid behind your face
Could not hide from me
'Cause it hid in me too

Hello tiger, it's great fun, talking with you. like this--in fact I'm going to do it more often

Now that I'm here I hear you and wonder if maybe you can hear yourself
Ringing in me now that your somewhere else.

I miss you a lot

'Cause I hear your strange music gentle and true

But I'm so proud of everything you do there

Singing inside me with the best parts of you

Next time I see you you'll proudly sing it back to me

Now that I'm here

I hope somewhere you here them too

Now that I'm here

I love you...

It's okay you can go now

Lyrics submitted by Nemessis, edited by Loranys

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    General CommentI love Poe for doing this CD, for getting it all out, for using her music as a way to release, for using recordings of her father, for healing herself through her music! It must have been so hard to listen to her fathers voice over and over and pick out what parts she wanted for the CD but at the same time I'm sure it was very healing and I have an immense amount of respect for that.
    pikkion May 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commentamazingly beautiful track to her father.
    Nemessison September 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentMonday I found out my grandfather was dying. I've listened to this song at least a dozen times since. My grandfather was the sweetest, kindest man, and the line, 'Cause I hear your strange music/gentle and true/ singing inside me with the best parts of you,' always gets me.
    lilybarton September 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commentaww thats so sad im sorry
    Daddyslittle defecton March 30, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti should make a cd. poe is brilliant.
    kimilouwhoon August 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSuch a beautiful song about making peace with the past, accepting how things went... and embracing those beautiful, small things that make up memories she has of him. They may not have had the relationship she wished for while he was living, but she can look back on things and appreciate the good that was there. A lot of times, the most important memories are the most trivial to most people.

    "You could not feel the value that I placed
    On every look that crossed your face,"

    It's strange to realize how much you looked for approval from someone... yearning to see a smile cross that person's face.

    The way she says "I love you" toward the end breaks my heart.
    delialon May 14, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"It's OK, you can go now" is a line from House of Leaves. A mother says it to her newborn child, who was kept on life support due to holes in his brain, and when she speaks the words he dies.
    bl00dmuffinon August 24, 2011   Link

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