Laura Marie
The Season


in memoriam...

Way Up High

Sometimes the bravest souls
Are on the darker side

Burning with everything
Taking the wildest ride
Deeper than ocean depths
Leaping from dizzy heights
Staring the demons down 
If only in their minds

Wish I could see you now
I thought you’d always be
Some living proof of hope
Is it selfish of me
to want you standing here
Instead of where you are
To stop my losing heart
When all has gone too far

Way up high
You’ve found your way home
Way up high
Where only your sweet, 
sweet soul could go

You won’t come crashing down
Not here, not anymore
You’re far beyond the clouds 
that gathered 'round, you left this world
a little darker for
just having gone away
If you can’t send a light 
Then, can you send a little rain

From way up high
You’ve found your way home
Way up high
Where only your sweet, 
sweet soul could go

All my heroes
are losing the fight
All my hopes keep
dropping like flies
I’m not ready
To grow up
and keep them alive

But, if not, the battle ends
without a victory
only the bitter loss
that set you free

latest posts...

Podcast #36 - Way Up High Podcast

It's podcast #36 but it's assignment #37. Next week, I'll post last week's assignment. I'm switching it up because I wrote this song in reaction to the news of Robin Williams' death and felt like this was the time to post it. Let me start off by saying I have many concerns about the world today and events around the world. So, for the few that will be upset that I didn't write about any number of injustices in the world, please understand. I am as deeply angered, upset and saddened by a great deal but, for… Read more

Podcast #35 - Stir It Up Again Podcast

Short and sweet little demo I wrote and recorded just before we left for our anniversary weekend. We married young and we've grown up together. I still remember the look on my mother's face when I told her I was getting married. Her exact words were something like, "You're too young". And, yeah, I was. Headstrong and foolish. I thought I knew everything and went forward with abandon. Still, the best decision I ever made in my life. I just followed my heart. And, there were times when we both doubted, drove… Read more

Podcast #34 - How Do You Ever?  Podcast

I have a couple of friends going through relationship problems. It's complicated. Sometimes it works and it's lovely and sometimes it doesn't. It doesn't have to be anyone's fault. My friend Margaret posted a video clip of Tyler Perry's character Mabel "Madea" Simmons that was really quite brilliant. I wish I knew which performance it came from so I could share it with you. A big take away: Some people are only meant to be in your life for a season. It's true. You learn something from them and then there'sRead more

Podcast #33 - Hold Me  Podcast

I was so irritated at the world and it was tearing me up. Ugh! I returned home from vacation to what felt like a mountain of negativity that seemed to come from every direction. I'm sure there isn't really more of it. It was probably just that I was tired and more sensitive to it and I really let it get to me. So, count me super grateful to have my husband who is so much calmer than I am. He's steady, strong and not as prone to despair. And, I'm lucky to have someone who balances me out so well. And, greatRead more

Podcast #32 - Barely There (From the Mountain) Podcast

From the vacation files. Wrote this one camping in Colorado and recorded it in the shadow of Pike's Peak. Had to huddle in the back seat of Pete's truck with my iPad so as not to wake anyone while recording. The trip was wonderful. Got to see my sister and family in New Mexico then on to Grand Junction to hang out with my friend and former writing partner Reza Kaleel, and his wife Shawn. They are great friends and it was good to see them. Then, it was a fun filled day in Moab with one of my lifelong… Read more