For Amy

© 2002 Stephen Savitzky. CC-by-sa.

Lyrics [pdf]

C Am
I s ometimes have spoken  about you
F G
But I n ever did write you a s ong;
C G
  It's not that I ever forgot y ou,
F C
Though betw een us the years have grown l ong,
F
But now after all that I've b een through,
Dm Em
the h eartache, the laughter, the t ears,
C F C G
I'm s inging a song for my  Am eth yst Rose
G F C G C
Who's w aited for s o m an y y ears.
F Am
The fl owers of summer are sh attered
Dm Em
Their st ems wrapped in shadow and fr ost,
C G
Their l eaves and their petals wind-sc attered,
Dm Am
Rem inders of all we have l ost;
F C
But  one stands with blosso m unbroken,
F G
No m atter what bitter wind bl ows,
C F
Of l ove and remembrance a t oken,
G F C G C
For ever, for  Am eth yst R ose.
C Am
Though you  never were more than a  shadow
F G
  Stillborn before you could  live
C G
Still I've  always been drawn to your  darkness--
F C
Even  shadows have something to  give.
C F
And  whenever my dreams have been  shattered,
Dm Em
And  sift through my fingers like  sand
C F C G
It's  then I remember my  Am eth yst Rose
F F C G C
And  dream you are  hold ing  my  hand.
F Am
The fl owers of summer are sh attered
Dm Em
Their st ems wrapped in shadow and fr ost,
C G
Their l eaves and their petals wind-sc attered,
Dm Am
Rem inders of all we have l ost;
F C
But  one stands with blosso m unbroken,
F G
No m atter what bitter wind bl ows,
C F
Of l ove and remembrance a t oken,
G F C G C
For ever, for  Am eth yst R ose.
C Am
dream of a petrified  forest
F G
And  gaze at a stone, silent  glade
C G
Where  one crystal flower stands  blooming,
F C
Her  stems and her leaves of green  jade;
F
Obsidian thorns keen as  sorrow,
Dm Em
But when  I've been forgotten for  years,
C F C G
Still  there in the twilight my  Am eth yst Rose
G F C G C
Will be  blooming, unt arn ished  by  tears.
F Am
The fl owers of summer are sh attered
Dm Em
Their st ems wrapped in shadow and fr ost,
C G
Their l eaves and their petals wind-sc attered,
Dm Am
Rem inders of all we have l ost;
F C
But  one stands with blosso m unbroken,
F G
No m atter what bitter wind bl ows,
C F
Of l ove and remembrance a t oken,
G F C G C
For ever, for  Am eth yst R ose.

Amethyst Rose was our second child, stillborn August 4th, 1990. Her memorial page can be found here.