Music




You Showed Me How to Live


The premiere music release for Executive Producer and Pianist, Jill Donovan,
is a tribute to 
those who we have lost in death to celebrate all that they have shown us in life.

Song :

Written by:  Scott Allan Mathews & Jill Donovan
Performed by:  Jill Donovan (piano) and Tori Le (vocals)
Music Produced & Arranged by:  Scott Allan Mathews
Executive Producer: Jill Donovan
Publishing & Writing:  Carl-Al Publishing (ASCAP) / Scott Allan Mathews (ASCAP) / Jill Donovan (ASCAP)

 

 

Lyrics:

I will never forget the moment
or the call that brought the news
that you only had a short time
left to live.
All the things I thought so important
quickly faded from my view
And suddenly, all I could see
was you.

How I wish the days we had would last forever—
I’m so thankful for the time we had together.

You showed me how to love
when sorrow filled the day.
You showed me how to trust
when hope seemed far away.

And when you were so weak
you taught me to be strong.
And when you gave it all,
all that you could give…
You showed me how to live.

The memories are priceless
like kisses on my cheek.
Your prayers with me in bed each night
until we fell asleep.
These moments not forgotten—
become a part of who I am;
help light the path
And help to understand…

I’m so thankful for the time we had together;
But I know one day, time will turn into forever

You showed me how to love
When sorrow filled the day.
You showed me how to trust
When hope seemed far away.
And when you were so weak
You taught me to be strong.
And when you gave it all,
All that you could give…
You showed me how to live.

To live a life of thankfulness;
To live a life of grace;
To live a life of courage;
To love instead of hate;
To live a life of honor
and give yourself away;
Live a life of service…showing mercy every day.

You showed me how to love
When sorrow filled the day.
You showed me how to trust
When hope seemed far away.
And when you were so weak

You taught me to be strong.
And when you gave it all,
All that you could give…
You showed me how to live.
You Showed me how to live.

And when you offered up
All that you could give—

You graciously
And beautifully
You showed me how to live.