Music Monday: Mark Schultz

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It’s been a while since we’ve done a Music Monday here, but I wanted to post this song because A) it seemed appropriate for the weekend and B) listening to it last week is what took me back to Rebecca and Lane’s world, which then inspired the #writecampaign’s 200 word challenge and the Fie Eoin Friday that was not actually Fie Eoin.

Mark Schultz’s music is full of stories (the CD this came from is called Stories and Songs) but I rarely listen to it anymore. Finding an old stash of CDs has reminded me about all of the music I used to love, and I’d like to share it with you today.

Letters from War, Mark Schultz:

She walked to the mailbox
On that bright summers day
Found a letter from her son
In a war far away

He spoke of the weather
And good friends that he’d made
Said I’d been thinking ’bout dad
And the life that he had
Thats why I’m here today
And that the end he said
You are what I’m fighting for
It was the first of the letters from war

She started writing
You’re good and you’re brave
What a father that you’ll be someday
make it home
make it safe

She wrote every night as she prayed

Late in December
A day she’ll not forget
Oh her tears stained the paper
With every word that she read

It said “I was up on a hill
I was out there alone
When the shots all rang out
And bombs were exploding
And thats when I saw him
He came back for me
And though he was captured
A man set me free
And that man was your son
He asked me to write to you
I told him i would, oh I swore”
It was the last of the letters from war

And she prayed he was living
Kept on believing
And wrote every night just to say

You are good
And you’re brave
what a father that you’ll be someday
Make it home
Make it safe
Still she kept writing each day

Then two years later
Autumn leaves all around
A car pulled in the driveway
And she fell to the ground
And out stepped a captain
Where her boy used to stand

He said “mom I’m following orders
From all of your letters
And I’ve come home again”,
He ran into hold her
And dropped all his bags on the floor
Holding all of her letters from war

Bring him home
Bring him home
Bring him home

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Rebecca Enzor

Rebecca Enzor is a chemist in Charleston, SC who writes Young Adult and New Adult Fantasy and Magical Realism. Repped by Eric Smith of P.S. Literary.

13 thoughts on “Music Monday: Mark Schultz”

  1. Rebecca, this song never fails to make me cry. Honestly, most of Mark Schultz’s songs are like that, especially “Remember Me.” He’s got such a wonderful voice, and his music is so heartfelt. I haven’t listened to him in ages, but I think I’ll have to dig him back out. Thanks for the reminder!

    1. Just thinking about this song makes me want to cry! “Remember Me” is such a beautiful song too, and “Closer to You” – I could gush on and on.

      Yes! Dig him back out! He doesn’t deserve to be locked up in a box somewhere 🙂

    1. I’m glad I’m not the only one who knows about Mark Schultz! So much of the original Fie Eoin was inspired by his music 🙂 “When the Mountains Fall” was the FE theme-song until I discovered Loreena McKennitt 🙂

  2. The right music really helps me find the right mindset. I was writing an action scene the other day, listening to casual music and not feeling like I could write it. But then a fast-paced more intense song came on, and I felt the intensity flare up.

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