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Talisman // A parable of celebration and farewell
The initial spark for this piece happened upon hearing the news that my Grandfather was in the hospital for surgery following a stroke. Writing this song was ultimately a coping mechanism, knowing soon it would be time to say goodbye. I wanted this song to take on a spirit that may help with the grieving process by bringing emotions to the surface.
There’s a balance in play between the spectrum of sadness and joy. I didn’t want this song to dwell uncomfortably in melancholy and sorrow. Instead, focusing on cherishment and celebration, reminiscing in fond memories and being grateful for all the little things.
I am thankful to have played this piece for my Grandfather on his last day.
Dedicated to my family. Written in memory of my Grandfather, John Wylie.
Accepting donations to cover production expenses.
released June 1, 2019
Music, Lyrics & Production: Mark Wylie