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David Potts-Dupre: Music

Music for Mom

(David Potts-Dupre)
This one is tough to sing because it is so personal and it taps into a very difficult time in my life living through my Mom’s Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s is a tragic and devastating disease. Not only does it rob the life of the person afflicted, but it really robs everyone around that person of the memory of that person. It is very difficult to remember how the person was when you are continually faced with less and less of the essence of the person. It is true that music is one of the few things that my mother responded to and woke up to for which I am very grateful as it gave me a means to connect with her at least a bit. After recording this, I found out that a documentary is being done about music and dementia.
Music for Mom David Potts-Dupre 11/11

Music was the – way I got to you
You had lost most – of the things you knew
But when I played – you came through

You hadn’t really been there – didn’t even know my name
But after playing – you turned to me and said
“That was beautiful – thank you, Dave”

Can you hear me?
Do you know me?
Are you listening now?
Cause when I play – you’re here somehow

Music gave you – a piece of what you’d lost
Music opened – doors that had been locked
Only for a while – but it was sweet