"Profound lyrics and poetry, beautiful and inspirational vocals, spellbinding story and consummate production and arrangement – a brilliant and exceptional performance."
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using jeff tomczak's words, i wrote the lyrics and poetry which i also recite in this song.however -much to my frustration, the nontheless obviously brilliant producer of the synthesized music here refused to allow me to sing these words so dear to me and had instead the extraordinary voice of dominique vouk. my cousin marc solomo also plays the sitar in this piece. he also was inspired with and sings the hook "never be far from me " - which is an actual line from jeff's original poem.
This song actually began as a poem written by my friend of sainted memory, Jeff Tomczak. He left it on my freshman college dorm room door in a note "to Sue" (my college roommate) now it is so obvious-he was teasing and meant the poem for me-but I was too insecure to have faith that someone like him could see all these wonderful things about me. He was in love with me but he may have taken himself before I realized it. Our last date was at his Sr. college prom in my Jr. year. He was leaving to become a forest ranger in Oregon. I was supposed to go with my then fiancee now ex-husband to his sr. prom that nite, but we had a fight. so instead, I went back to Jeff to dance with him at his (neighboring) college Sr. prom.
Our connection was electric as we discoed the night fantastic. My heart lept as I envisioned this night as only the beginning....
He left and went to Oregon anyway. Jeff came home one more time in December. he asked me not to get married- said it in a way that was somewhat mysterious then-but now so clear.
He said he didn't want to lose me and still not realizing the depth of what he meant-I responded that I'd always be his friend because I just couldn't
believe that I was worthy enough for him to have wanted me so.
In April-they found his body floating below the highest cliff in oregon-with his ranger jeep door open on the plateau above.
At the funeral in May - I said goodbye with a kiss on his cheek but could only feel the cold hard shell of his dead body - not his soul.
He renewed my faith in july of that year when he came to me in a dream which I'll always vividly remember. his hand was on my knee and I wanted to hold it but he said: "Don't touch my hand because you won't feel it and will think that I am not here -but I am." We spoke inside each other without talking.
I felt his presence next to me then suddenly when I looked to my right - he was gone. The sky was exploding in rainbow colored fireworks like it was his soul exploding.
NEVER BE FAR
TO SEE YOU IS TO PERCEIVE BEAUTY
TO LISTEN TO YOU, IS TO HEAR WISDOM .
TO KNOW YOU IS TO COMPREHEND THE MYSTERIES OF THE UNIVERSE
TO TO TOUCH YOU IS TO GRASP THE ESSENCE
AND IN YOUR EYES
I OBSERVE DISTANT STARS
OH YOU'RE SO MUCH MORE
(YOU'RE SO MUCH MORE X 3)
NEVER B FAR FROM ME X4
TO HAVE YOU NEAR IS TO FEEL ,
THE WARMTH OF A RADIANT SUN
YOU'RE THE BLINDING FLASH OF LIGHTNING
IN A DARK SKY
YOU ARE THE SILENT TWINKLE
IN A CHILD'S INNOCENT FACE
YOUR SOUL IS LIMITLESS IT KNOWS NO TIME AND SPACE
(NO TIME AND SPACE X 3)
NEVER BE FAR FROM ME X 8
THE DREAM SO VIVID IN MEMORY NEVER FADES
IRRIDESCENT FIREWORKS DISPLAY
LET ME KNOW YOU WERE OK .
EXCITEMENT! TEENAGE SWEAT -
HOT, HOT RAYS ,ON A COOL COOL VET
DRIVING BY TO SATISFY ,WITH YOUR LOVE
YOU ARE THE ANGEL I ALWAYS DREAMED OF .
SOUL SHIMMERING- IN OCEAN WAVES
BLUE CARRIBEAN SKY
MANIFESTATION OF THE DREAM WILL BE
NEVER BE FAR FROM ME/ POETRY