Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Brian's Song

My friend Jocelyn (who, by the way made that wonderful graphic of Bear on the sidebar) sent me the link to this beautiful song. Brian's Song, for my Bear, whose first name is actually Bryan.


Joc(e) said...

Oh, Ter, I'm so glad you decided to post the song and that you like it. ***tears*** and (((HUGS))) Love you!!

To let everyone else know -- this song is called "The Hands of Time" and is from a 1971 TV movie called "Brian's Song", about a Chicago Bears football player who died of cancer in 1970 and his close friendship with another player on the team. You can find out more about the movie at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068315/ and the lyrics are at http://www.kokomo.ca/pop_standards/hands_of_time_lyrics.htm. By the way, the man pictured on the YouTube video is composer (not of this song) and orchestra leader Henry Mancini.

Dana Lucas said...

When Joc sent this to us, Ter, I just gasped. I thought, "This is the PERFECT song for Bear!" I remember, so well, the story of Brian Piccolo. I watched the movie annually for quite a period of time during my childhood. It was so moving and spoke about LOVE in so many ways.

I haven't heard this song in ages and when I played it tonight, I wept.

Laurie said...

Such a beautiful song and I remember the movie. I hope the song brings some peace to your broken heart. I am praying for you as you prepare for Friday. My heart was heavy as I read your last post and just want to say I am so sorry once again for this road you walk now. I hope you will continue to post here and let us know how you are and how we can pray for you, over and above the obvious. Much love and comfort to you today and the days ahead.

Laurie in Ca.

Jo said...

Oh Ter... I found a PERFECT song... quite by accident.. I'll tell you how when we chat next.... it's called Angel and is by Beverley Mitchell. The you tube video is here and has the lyrics on it: