Forgiveness

"Forgiveness" is a song featured in the Teenage chapter of my Music Therapy book, in the section concerning "Loss and Forgiveness". Living life without regrets, not worrying over external things and not letting them have power over your life can be a daily struggle/theme for some, none, or all of us.

Mike McVey, a wonderful percussionist friend, suggested that I call Matt Spitko to collaborate on the music writing project for my book.  Mike was right on target. Matt was an angel, sent to me along with Susan Lake's vocals and Jay Davidson's production, the audio support team, (John O. Senior, Rob Hyman, Jay Davidson, Chris Zurzolo & Nathan James), and ALL the musicians.

In conclusion, a reflection is stated in the lyrics, "We're all falling at God's speed".  Yes, all things are working for the highest good! "Amen, Namaste"


Forgiveness
(Matt Spitko, Angela Falco, Jay Davidson) © 2011

The rain it falls, and I wipe my tears away
You're still gone, but I'm here another day
Walk with me, I know that you're not far
I know it's a better place, where you are

It can be heaven, yes, it can be hell
Forgive me please, I didn't see the signs I couldn't tell
We're all falling at God's speed
Till we travel home...

Lock our pain and throw away the key
Letting go is not as easy as it seems
I know you fought, all the battles lost and won
You can rest now your work is done

It can be heaven, yes, it can be hell
Forgive me please, I didn't see the signs I couldn't tell
We're all falling at God's speed
Till we travel home...

Home, we left so long ago
Down the lonely road
But all's forgiven now

It can be heaven yes, it can be hell
Forgive me please, I didn't see the signs I couldn't tell
We're all falling at God's speed
Till we travel home…
Home


Credits

Piano: Angela Falco
Vocals: Matt Spitko, Susan Lake
Harmonica: Jay Davidson
Guitar: Juan Kamuca
Bass: Chico Huff
Drums: David Uosikkinen
Cello: Michael Ronstadt
Percussion: Nezhi Antakli
Written by Angela Falco (ASCAP), Matt Spitko (BMI), Jay Davidson (BMI) © 2011
Produced by Jay Davidson
Recorded at Elm Street Studios, Conshohocken, PA
Engineered by John O. Senior
Mixed by Chris Zurzolo at Medicine Man Studios, Bala Cynwyd, PA, with Jay Davidson, Angela Falco
Mastered by Nathan James, The Vault Mastering Studios, NYC & Phoenix, AZ

Forgiveness cover

Forgiveness

A song from Angela's soon to be published music therapy book.

Visit CD-Baby to listen to the track and purchase the song.

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Can you list five words/phrases that come to mind for the word "Forgiveness"?

Some of mine are:

  • Compassion
  • Courage to change
  • I am doing the best I can
  • Releasing energy of the past
  • Freeing myself

Matt Spitko
Matt's Web Site


Photo Credits

Cover image:
© 2013 Laura Keen Photography
Susan Lake
(hair/makeup/wardrobe)

Lyric background image:
© 2013 John O. Senior