“The Gift” speaks about the power of deep love in the face of profound loss. A solo female voice supported by piano and strings expresses her grief through song and is uplifted. The tune was written following the successive losses of two loved ones. It is shared with compassion for all who have had to say goodbye to someone they love.  

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Lyrics and other details appear below.

Image credit: © Jess Riera 2022

Written by Sarah Melanie Prodan and produced by Robert Sibony.

Vocals and piano by Sarah Melanie Prodan. String arrangements by Robert Sibony.

Recorded at Villa Sound with Adam Fair in September 2022. Final mastering by Adam Fair.

Lyrics

The Gift

An ocean breeze lifts my hair

A scent of home fills the air

I close my eyes to the morning light

I see visions of you 

When a gentle soul lends a hand

A shining smile leads the band

Kind words bring delight

I see reflections of you

The gift of your love lives on in my heart

The gift of your light means I’m never in the dark

The gift of you is a wonderous grace

Your presence, your essence, your way

Your presence, your essence, your way

A knowing gaze at the kitchen sink

A trembling hand, my love to greet 

The contours of my face and cheek

I see images of you

The gift of your love lives on in my heart

The gift of your light means I’m never in the dark

The gift of you is a wonderous grace

Your presence, your essence, your way

Your presence, your essence, your way