Leslie Nuss

 
 

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Leslie Nuss
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Leslie Nuss

Story

I had a good friend named Bridget. Bridget and I both had/have children with severe disabilities and that is how we met. We became good friends over children and providing arts and crafts for children with disabilities and their siblings as part of a social group called Club Wonder. 

In the summer of 2012, Bridget started to complain of stomach pain and had tests that seemed to be inconclusive. In January of 2013 her husband took her to the ER where she was correctly diagnosed with stage IV gastric cancer. The cancer was so advanced that she died 31 days later. A friend and I had visited her and not knowing how long she had, I went back two days later with my guitar but quickly realized she was at the end. Saying goodbye to her was so hard, such a shock...after I left she passed about 15 minutes later. 

This song is about realizing it could have been me, and that we are all so lucky for the time we have here. The mess on the counter? Not a big deal. Most things: not a big deal. The best way to honor Bridget is to live the best life I can. And so should you!

Lyrics

What shouldnta been   has come to pass

No one says     life will last

Some people just get longer

 

To ache is understood grievin’s right

Time to live an’ put up a fight

It only makes you stronger

 

Cold water on my face

Taken from this place

Cold water on my face

Shook Me

Shook Me

 

Give me the torch    I was born to run

Every day’s life in the sun

The pain will make it better

 

Now’s time to live not time to die

After I run you will see me fly

The rock is now a feather

 

Cold water on my face

Taken from this place

Cold water on my face

Shook Me

Shook Me

 

My eyes have been opened

The words have been spoken

My eyes have been opened

My heart has been broken

       for me

Do it for me

 

Cold water on my face

Taken from this place

Cold water on my face

Shook Me, Oh

 

Cold water on my face

I’m standing here through grace

Cold water on my face

Shook Me

Shook Me

Shook Me

Shook Me

Leslie Nuss
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Leslie Nuss

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This is a mix, from the NWI sessions with the band. 

Lyrics

The skies were black I felt so sad

I cried or it rained I don’t know what it was

I don’t know how to give anymore

 

I needed you to hold my hand

You showed me the way and I won’t let you down

You helped me be who I am

You helped me be who I am

Now it’s time for everyone to gather round and understand

 

I’m Sitting on a rainbow

Sitting on a rainbow

Sitting on a rainbow, watching the world

Go by

 

It wasn’t hard to turn around

I just had to look and see what was inside

And now I know who I am

And now I know who I am

Yeah it’s time for everyone to gather round and understand

 

I’m Sitting on a rainbow

Sitting on a rainbow

Sitting on a rainbow, watching the world

Go by

 

The clouds are made of cotton candy

My tears have turned to pink lemonade

This pantsuit makes me look like a dandy

The whole world should be a little more gay

 

And we’d be Sitting on a Rainbow

Sitting on a Rainbow

Sitting on a Rainbow Watching the World

Go by

 

If they could see how happy I am

Riding on my unicorn

They would come and sit beside me

‘Cause I can’t help the way I was born

 

Yeah we’d be Sitting on a rainbow

Sitting on a rainbow

Sitting on a rainbow, watching the world

Go by