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Gettin' By

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byKara Square
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As soon as I heard this unreal_dm track, I knew I needed to add some words (damn, I love what DM does!). I can’t approach a new year without rushing into a wave of sadness… and so, those are the words that manifested. My mother died on New Year’s Eve years ago… alas, my preoccupation with death. She was also a very funny woman, hence, my usual approach to the matter of death with humor. This one, however, is pretty much a summary of my current view on the matter (no humor, instead- healing).

Being my ‘By and By’ remix, I’d like to thank everyone on ccMixter for being so welcoming to me and my musical efforts. You are all an inspiration… a musical inspiration (a.k.a. the BEST kind of inspiration there is!). I feel so much more open to different styles of music… different forms of expression. So yeah, thank you for what you do.


Lookin’ back your heart was just so big that it’s romantic
That it enlarged and that is how you died
But death is just a part of life
And life is just a part of death
Tears are just a part of gettin’ by
Gettin’ by, by and by
Gettin’ by, by until we die
Death is just a part of life
And life is just a part of death
Tears are just part of gettin’ by

New Years Eve I raise my glass to your memory
I smile as my tears always form
It’s so you to have died on this day
To ensure we’d always celebrate!
I pretend every single New Year’s party
Was planned to celebrate your life
I pretend the horns and cheers and glitter and confetti
Are makin’ noise and sparkling for you
I’m gettin’ by, by and by
I’m gettin’ by, by until I die
Death is just a part of life
Life is just a part of death
And I’ll be doin’ fine until I die.

"Gettin' By"
by Kara Square

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