To Honor Mothers: Song Remembers Mom ‘Forever’

To Honor Mothers: Song Remembers Mom ‘Forever’

by: Neal R. Voron

In the spirit of Mother’s Day, two songwriters are sharing with the world their lyrics to a song that commemorates and celebrates a mother’s love.
Lyricists Neal R. Voron and Joseph F.M. Pokorny, of Philadelphia, PA, hope that children, both young and old, who read the words to "We Thought She’d Live Forever" will use the opportunity to re-connect with their feelings about and relationship with their mother and others who have been special to them throughout their lives.
The song, written primarily by Voron and modified and put to music by Pokorny, is a wistful reflection upon the loss of a mother for whom "time had cast… much too short a line".
"We thought we were so clever, we thought she’d live forever," the song laments the passing of time and of a loving mother who "seemed so grand and in command… But, suddenly, she left us quite in shock."
In the song, the mother’s children realize, "All that’s left are memories, faded pictures, but still we see the love she gave to everyone she knew."
Voron, 40, wrote the song in the late 1980’s while contemplating how fast time seems to go by and how we often do not quite show as much appreciation for our loved ones as we would perhaps wish to have done before they are gone.
The children and mother referred to in the song, he said, are symbolic representations he used to express his own feelings regarding his mother, Babs, to whom the song is dedicated. He said he feels fortunate to have been able to share his thoughts with his mother personally through the song — no one in specific actually died to inspire the lyrics.
Voron said he decided very recently to distribute the song’s lyrics because he had never previously aggressively promoted the song and because he believes the lyrics could positively impact a large audience.
Individuals can obtain a copy of the lyrics for free by sending e-mail to: forever@voron.com or by visiting: http://www.voron.com/forever.htm
Sheet music for the song will soon be available in electronic format at the web site for a suggested voluntary payment.
Voron and Pokorny say they may make a recorded version of "We Thought She’d Live Forever" available in the near future if sufficient interest is shown.

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"We Thought She’d Live Forever"
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Lyrics by Neal R. Voron & Joseph F.M. Pokorny

Song Lyrics & Music Copyright © 1989.

All Rights Reserved.

Web Site: http://www.voron.com/forever.htm

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We thought we were so clever,

We thought she’d live forever.

We knew that she would be there all the time.

We knew she would if she could.

Sometimes we felt she really should.

We thought she’d live forever, forever.

The tales of time, the trails of time,

We never watched the hands of time.

We believed she mastered the old clock.

She seemed so grand and in command,

A flower in a fertile land,

But, suddenly, she left us quite in shock.

We thought we were so clever,

We thought she’d live forever.

We knew that she would be there all the time

We knew she would if she could.

Sometimes we felt she really should.

We thought she’d live forever, forever.

A better woman no man could find.

A loving mother, no child’ leave behind,

But time had cast her much too short a line.

All that’s left are memories,

Faded pictures, but still we see,

The love she gave to everyone she knew.

We thought we were so clever,

We thought she’d live forever.

We knew that she would be there all the time.

We knew she would if she could.

Sometimes we felt she really should.

We thought she’d live forever, forever,

Forever, forever.

About The Author

Neal R. Voron is the author of a self-help/inspirational novel, "The Obstacle Course". (Read the first 5 chapters for FREE… obstac@voron.com or visit: http://www.TheObstacleCourse.com ). Neal seeks to "make a difference" in peoples’ lives via his Voron Communications web sites: http://www. voron.com * info@voron.com

This article was posted on January 15, 2002