Posted by: Jody Glynn Patrick | 08/09/2014

“Dancing in the Sky” — song expressing grief

I was watching Right This Minute (a TV program showing a daily compilation of quick videos) when the hosts featured a video of girl singing a song  about grief. The song was called “Dancing in the Sky,” and it was composed and performed by Vancouver twin sisters Dani and Lizzy Nelson, who have their own band (Dani & Lizzy).

The video’s success has sent the girls’ careers dancing in the sky. They have a second hit song My Life, which already has been snapped up to be featured in the Disney tv show Zapped as the opening song. The duo soon will release a new album called, Work of Heart.

Said Lizzy during the Right This Minute interview: “Unfortunately I lost a couple friends in my life and I was grieving at the time, so I ended up writing the song, Dancing in the Sky, and for me, I heard a lot of songs that were really sad about death, and I wanted to do a positive flip on that, and people really responded to that.”

Yes, people have — the twins have garnered more than 5 million hits on their song video. I thought I’d share it with you for your comments. Enjoy.

Dancing In The Sky

What does it look like in heaven? Is it peaceful? Is it free like they say?
Does the sun shine bright forever? Have your fears and your pain gone away?

‘Cause here on earth it feels like everything good is missing since you left.
And here on earth everything’s different. There’s an emptiness.

Oh-oh, I, I hope you’re dancing in the sky. And I hope you’re singing in the angels’ choir.
I hope the angels know what they have.

I bet it’s so nice up in heaven since you’ve arrived.

Now tell me, what do you do up in heaven? Are your days filled with love and light?
Is there music? Is there art and invention? Tell me are you happy? Are you more alive?

‘Cause here on earth it feels like everything good is missing since you left.
And here on earth everything’s different. There’s an emptiness.

Oh-oh, I, I hope you’re dancing in the sky. And I hope you’re singing in the angels’ choir.
And I hope the angels know what they have.
I bet it’s so nice up in heaven since you’ve arrived, since you arrived.


Responses

  1. Thank you, Jody for posting this song. I think the words will bring peace to many of us who wonder about our children’s spirits.


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