Another song for a grieving soul: ‘Closer To The Light’

I’m not sure how I feel about coincidence, but I can understand serendipity. I think some kind of grace must have visited with me today, because I had the gift of finding this song.

I hope that somewhere out there Chris is smiling, knowing that I got the message. It can only be explained in that way…or that’s the most satisfactory explanation for me. This song now becomes my next project to learn to play, but I’m sure I couldn’t sing it as well as Bruce Cockburn (Co-burn) does.

Gone from mystery into mystery
Gone from daylight into night

Another step deeper into darkness
Closer to the light

Bruce Cockburn, ‘Closer to the Light’
from ‘Dart to the Heart‘, 1994

I’m curious as to whether there are any songs you feel you’ve been led to which have helped you get through this experience, please share the ones which have spoken to you in the comments.

Wishing you peace and strength on your journeys,

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About Casey Bottono

I am in love with language. I write poetry and fiction in a wide variety of genres. Most recently, I have been shortlisted as a finalist in the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities' Pen2Paper contest.
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4 Responses to Another song for a grieving soul: ‘Closer To The Light’

  1. griefhealing says:

    Casey, you might find this page to be of interest: Grief Songs: Music for a Grieving Heart,

  2. Victoria Noe says:

    Well, I’d probably have to say “Soliloquy” from “Carousel”. My Dad was obsessed by Frank Sinatra, and played his albums all the time. When I was little, he used to sing along, the part about “my little girl” to me,
    When we picked music for his wake, this was one of the songs. I remember it coming on (randomly) as I walked up to his casket.
    Last fall, I saw Hugh Jackman’s one-man show on Broadway. I already knew he was going to sing “Soliloquy”, so I was somewhat prepared. But I still cried through most of it, almost 7 years after my Dad died.
    Whenever I hear it – actually, whenever I hear Frank Sinatra – I think of my Dad.

    • Casey B says:

      Thanks for sharing, Vicki. I’m not familiar with the song, but I’m listening to it as I write this. Great performance, what a showman Sinatra was. Wow, that’s amazing that it came on by chance. 🙂

      Best wishes,


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