Kelly Z and "the Lot"

Alyssa

04:36
Kelly's Lot
Zirbes/Robertson

Story

Alyssa is the first song released from our upcoming CD, 'Can't Take My Soul'. Alyssa was the daughter of DJ Mark Mushin. We met on facebook after he started playing my last release 'Rescue' He asked me for a station ID, personalized for his daughter. He told me stories about Alyssa, her spirit and her battle with Canavan Disease. A few months later she passed away and the song was inspired by all the stories Mark told me. By writing the song, Perry and I wanted to reach out to everyone who needs to be reminded that we must grab a hold of the joy we have today because we don't now how long it will last.
 
A note about Alyssa from her family -"Alyssa was born with Canavan Disease, a rare and fatal genetic brain disease. In her short 23 years, without ever speaking a word, Alyssa was able to shine her light on everyone around her. She had a smile that would melt your heart and her laughter would always sooth your soul. Her amazing journey started with me holding her for 4 hours when she was born, forming a bond that will live for all time. She then became a medical pioneer being one of the worlds first to receive gene therapy. She continued to share her pure spirit throughout her whole life making all who knew her the best they could be and taught us all the meaning of true love. Although her earthly experience is done, she still sends us signs from above and continues to inspire us all."
ALYSSA Credits
Written by Kelly Zirbes and Perry Robertson
Kelly Z - Vocals
Perry Robertson - Guitar
Matt McFadden - Bass
Mike Sauer - Drums
Bobby Orgel - B3
Background vocals - Jenna Mushin, Andrew Mushin, and Jeri Goldenhar
Mixed by Fred Paragano
Mastered by Mike Milchner at Sonic Vision Mastering 

Lyrics

ALYSSA
It’s there in your heart not trapped in your mind
And easier to feel than to search out and find
And Alyssa she knew the way to get you through
She was never behind but one step ahead of the blues
Some just don’t know what’s right there to see
Looking for easy to set them free A
nd Alyssa she knew these things don’t get you through
She was never behind but one step ahead of the blues
She was never behind but one step ahead of the blues
Don’t hold on to worry when the answer is there
Don’t try to fix every why, when and where
Take a deep breath and throw away your fears
Cause it’ll all be gone before you know that you’re here
She was never behind but one step ahead of the blues
Don’t hold on to a worry when the answer is there
Don’t try to fix every why, when and where
Take a deep breath and throw away your fears
Cause it’ll all be gone before you know that you’re here.
Stop chasing the questions when its all right there
No one promised this life would be fair
And Alyssa she knew the way to get us through
She was never behind she was one step ahead of the blues
She was never behind she was one step ahead of the blues
She was never behind she was one step ahead of the blues