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 #38 - More Than You'll Ever Know (Dark Side) Podcast

I think we all have a fair amount of mess inside our heads and hearts. It takes being in relationship (any kind of relationship) with other human beings to bring it out of us. And, even when it feels like a violent destruction of our hearts, it's simply the tearing away of everything that isn't true or real. It's a necessary part of our evolution as spiritual beings. You don't have to agree with me on this. It's simply where the song came from. I think, if we can recognize that the truth is we are meant to… Read more

Podcast #37 - Let's Spend All Night Podcast

Having some fun with my nephew's ukulele. Those little suckers are tough to keep in tune. But, I learned four chords and came up with this song. The prompt was "slide to the right". I was feeling kind of lighthearted and still thinking quite a bit about my relationship with my husband, all we've been through and how grateful I am to have him as a partner in life. Life gets busy. I get hyper-focused on silly things or have this ridiculous habit of over-committing myself to everything. So, I really appreciate… Read more

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's… Read more