Somewhere by Aretha Franklin

What do you think?

by Tom Renick 
(Dallas Texas)

This is a beautiful song I heard at a funeral about 15 years ago. It starts out very slow and gradually picks up the pace. Everyone will love it.

Lyrics

There’s a place for us
Somewhere there is a place for us
Peace and quiet and open air
It waits for us somewhere

There is a time for us
I know that there is a time for us
Time together with just a little bit of time to spare
Time to learn, oh, time to care

 

Somewhere
We’ll find a new, a new way of living
We’ll find a way of forgiving
Somewhere

There is, there is a place for us
I know, I know, I know, I know, I know
There is a place for us

Hold my hand and we’re halfway there
Hold on to my hand and I’ll, I’ll take you there
Someday, some, somewhere
I’ll take you somewhere

Comments

Original Solo Version by Aretha
by: Anonymous

This is a beautiful song for a funeral because in the original solo version by Aretha, the song begins very slow and soft but gradually becomes faster with a jazz feel. During the beginning of the song, people were asked to take a quiet moment to think about their friend and loved one and as the music picked up pace, baskets with pictures of the person's life were left on tables for friends and family to view. The baskets included photos of friends and family at picnics, get-togethers, special holidays, etc. It was so memorable and incredible.

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