Love Is Here To Stay

by Mike&Jo

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Inspired by reflections from Anne Lloyd, Carma and Lyssi Dirkschneider, and Tom Everson, "Love Is Here To Stay" was written to honor the memories of those who have been killed in traffic-related incidents. To find out more about how you can help families and further the cause of neighborhood safety visit


Into the deepest well I've fallen, but I can still hear you calling down to me,

Breathe in. Your heart's still beating that's a start, now you gotta believe you can survive!

The road to the top is full of loose rocks but I'm here to help you climb on, climb on.

Your song keeps echoing, blood starts flowing and I feel strong today.
I can live forward, I'm not afraid to welcome in your memory with the sunrise everyday!

Breathing in, I believe your love is here to stay.

Your hugs I've been missing; your smile, I'm reminiscing on the good, sad, better, bad, happiest moments - death can't take them away from me.

The angel of love brought a bag of old letters full of penciled-in swirls of words I'm remembering: climb on, climb on.

At every stoplight on the way I heard you singing love is stronger than death, I'm not afraid!

To welcome in your memory with the sunrise everyday!
Breathing in I receive.
Breathing out I believe.
At every stoplight on the way, still singing love is stronger than death, I'm not afraid.

To keep on breathing in, I receive. Breathing out, I believe, love is here to stay.


released April 11, 2016
Music and lyrics by Michael Everson and Johanna Murray


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