Song for Sam

by Goodnight Sunrise

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Song For Sam was inspired by and is dedicated to a friend, Sam Baker, who died by suicide last year. It's a song about wishing you could go back in time if you knew that help was needed, about how difficult it is for us all to address mental health, and about hoping that if someone is hurting they know that there's always someone that cares about them. It's for Sam and for anyone else that has struggled in that way, and it's for anyone who has lost someone to suicide.

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The stars never shone so bright
You tried to find your way, always torn between the dark and light
Still, til the sun goes down
If you fall and I’m not there will you even make a sound

Everyday, everyday

Take me back to a place I've never been before
Take me back to the room that he was in so I can pound my fists on that unlocked door
Take me back to that cold, dark night
Take me back so I can save his life

Held by the curtain’s fall
You were waiting in the wings, but you never heard the call
Dance, til the morning breaks
We spin around in circles, try to take the edge off our mistakes

The darkest of stars will flicker and fade
But never ever fade away


released October 24, 2019
Produced and Mixed by Devon Lougheed
Written and Performed by Goodnight, Sunrise
Drums by Michael Farina
Mastered by Joao Carvalho
Lyric Video and Artwork by Scott Wise
Lettering Design by Liz Wise


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Goodnight Sunrise Toronto, Ontario

Led by the dual male-female vocal alchemy of keytarist Vanessa Vakharia and guitarist David Kochberg, Toronto rock band Goodnight Sunrise is an organized sort of chaos.  With a hard-earned reputation as an unforgettable live act through over 400 shows across Europe and North America since forming in 2011, Goodnight Sunrise reminds us that rock music isn’t a genre; it’s a community. ... more


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