This song was written by Christopher Rice, and was recorded by Chris Rice… included on his album, Amusing.
Chris Rice is an American singer and songwriter who works in the contemporary Christian music, contemporary folk and adult contemporary genres. He became a recording artist as well in 1996 after signing a contract with Rocketown Records.
Having taken only 3 years of piano lessons as a child, Rice did not aspire to a career in either music or student work. But frequent invitations to speak and lead music at his church’s youth group events led to more such invitations throughout his college years. While leading music and coaching high school soccer teams he began writing songs. What began as weekend and summer work with youth and college students soon turned into a full-time career during his twenties and thirties, and prompted Rice to write and perform mainly on the guitar. For those two decades, Rice spent his time as an itinerant speaker and songwriter/musician, playing for high school and college conferences and camps nationwide. This schedule prepared Chris for his career as a signed recording artist, touring the country with a full band.
After his contract with Rocketown Records was fulfilled, Rice signed with independent label Eb+Flo Records. His fifth studio album, Amusing, was his first with his new label, and marked a change for Chris. For the first time in his career, Rice released radio singles to AC and Light Rock stations around the country.
This song describes the thinking of one spouse who mourns the death of the other spouse. While sad, it’s such a sweet picture of healthy grief.
Bible Reference… 1Corinthians 15:54-57; 1Thessalonians 4:13-18
Was it a million miles to Heaven; too far to hear my lonely song?
Or, is it just my imagination I hear you humming along?
I only hold you in my dreams now; I wake up with cold and empty arms.
Lord, help me get through this long night without you,
and soon as the morning comes… soon as the morning comes…
Save me a seat at the breakfast table. Save me a dance around the Milky Way.
And save me a thousand years to whisper in your ears all I’ve wanted to say.
Save me a smile and an angel’s feather.
Save me a walk down the streets of gold.
And, baby, we’ll change our minds just like old times…
and, maybe we’ll just fly away. Or, maybe we’ll stay.
My lucky doll, you’re in Heaven before me; you were my taste of Heaven here.
Remember, we loved to talk about it; we couldn’t wait to get there.
So, you go on and find your way around now. But, remember I’m here, missing you.
Do me a favor and say, “Hey” to Jesus, and tell Him I’m missing Him, too.
Tell Him I’m missing Him, too… (CHORUS)