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My niece died at a young age. The lyrics are adapted from a poem my brother wrote and read at her memorial service.


There's an open gate where we all must pass
You go first and I'll go last
To the other side. I know not where
Then one day I'll meet you there

As you fell I shared your crash
Your body shattered and my heart lost
Took one more breath then turned to ash
On to the other side you've crossed
So I set you free

You graced your days with none to spare
Your life a stroke on a canvas bare
Why you'd go I'll never know
Just close my eyes and I let you go
I set you free. I set you free

It's so hard to say goodbye
Still I let your spirit fly
With you was born a piece of me
It still grows as I set you free
I set you free. I set you free
I set you free. I set you free


from Don't Kill The Blackbird, released September 16, 2013
Music by Paul McCarty
Lyrics by Paul McCarty and Philip McCarty



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