In This Life: A Dedication to the Late Robin McLaurin Williams

“In This Life”

For all I’ve been blessed with in this life,
there was an emptiness in me.
I was imprisoned by the power of gold.
With one kind touch you set me free.

Let the world stop turning.
Let the sun stop burning.
Let them tell me love’s not worth going through.
If it all falls apart,
I will know deep in my heart
the only dream that mattered had come true:
In this life I was loved by you.

For every mountain I have climbed,
every raging river crossed,
you were the treasure that I longed to find.
Without your love I would be lost.

Let the world stop turning.
Let the sun stop burning.
Let them tell me love’s not worth going through.
If it all falls apart,
I will know deep in my heart
the only dream that mattered had come true:
In this life I was loved by you.

I know that I won’t live forever,
but forever I’ll be loving you.

Let the world stop turning.
Let the sun stop burning.
Let them tell me love’s not worth going through.
If it all falls apart,
I will know deep in my heart
the only dream that mattered had come true:
In this life I was loved by you.
In this life I was loved by you.

 

As we all know, some songs can have different interpretations while some give out a general meaning. It would usually depend on whoever is listening to it and the circumstances that each person is in. Generally the lyrics of the song “In This Life” talks about how the person’s loved ones have been his strength through his ups and downs for all the years and how he feels grateful for being loved by them. To others, the song could be talking about God’s unconditional love. With both meanings in mind, this song can undoubtedly be used as one of the best funeral songs.

The song can be a dedication to the people the deceased has left behind. It’s a form of thanking everyone who shared their lives with the deceased or thanking God for loving the individual no matter what. Just like the late Robin Williams who recently passed away this August 11, 2014. He shared his life with millions of people with his line of work. As a comedian and a talented actor, he has made a lot of us smile. He has touched a lot of hearts with the movies that he played such as Patch Adams, Good Will Hunting, Hook, Mrs. Doubtfire, and many more.

Just as the lyrics of the song says, “If it all falls apart, I will know deep in my heart. The only dream that mattered had come true. In this life, I was loved by you.” As we all know, Robin Williams suffered from depression. It’s a deadly disorder that can harm anyone.  His passing is a form of release from what he has been experiencing for a long time. He is now with our Almighty Father. Many people are still mourning for his unexpected passing. Although not everyone is agreeing to what happened to him, it is important to remember that we do not have any idea how he felt or what he went through and we could not stop the inevitable from happening.

The song was previously recorded by the country singer Collin Raye on his 1992 album “In This Life.”  The song was also recorded by Bette Midler for her album Bette of Roses which gives the immediate family the choice of choosing which artist he or she would like to use for the cremation services.

 

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