Hear it on iTunes: http://bit.ly/SIPKJ8
(You can skip to 1:18 if you want to get to the song… we were just a LITTLE distracted.)
While this song is somewhat of an oldie (this video is almost 5 years old!), it has always meant a great deal to me, and even seems to be taking on new and different meanings over time. It’s my grandfather’s favorite song of mine, and somehow knowing that makes the song even more real and emotional for me when I sing it. I wrote it about the unbearable nature of losing someone you love and wanting to cling to them and the way things were for just a moment longer. At first, it was about losing love. Since then it’s come to be about losing life as well.
On a much lighter note, I kind of like my sisters–can you tell? Only my younger sister, Emi, is featured in this one, but I love spending time with them more than anything. I usually luck out once a year during the holidays when we all come home and can snag them both for a video. If you’ve seen any of the other videos with my sisters, you’ve seen that we can get very weird very quickly when we are together–and that’s with us trying to keep it low key for the camera. Sometimes we catch ourselves mid-weirdness and think about how we would have no friends if they saw how crazy we get. Anyway, my sisters are simply the best. Ever.