May Your Memory Be Eternal

I Met Tazia Rochelle May when she was 14 at church summer camp. I was 19. She had a spark of life in her. A few years later, when our paths crossed again she was 16, full of rock n’ roll energy and teen angst. I wrote Come To The Mountain, Long Division, and T.M.S. (Tazia May Song) about and for her. We stayed in touch over the years. Sadly she died last week. When I heard she passed this song met my tears. Tazia you will be missed.

May Your Memory Be Eternal

May your memory be eternal* may your future be your best
May the pain that you’ve suffered cause you no further distress
May the God of “Our Father”* put your demons to rest
May love replace longing, may you be fully blessed

May you have a light in the darkest of times (x2)

May your memory be eternal please know we miss you
May the peace you were seeking, no longer elude
May the God of “Our Father” surround and undo
The damages of this life, May you know be renewed

May you have a light in the darkness
In the loneliest of times
When all hope is fading
May peace invade my your mind
Despite all the complications*
May you have strength to endure
May you have a light in the darkest of times

May your memory be eternal, courageous and unique*
May the love you were chasing, may it now be complete
May your memory be eternal, May you rest of thee arms
Of the Jesus* who loves, May your future know no harm

May you have a light in the darkest of times (x2)

*Memory Eternal is a phrase used by the Eastern Orthodox church, to commemorate the passing of someone.
*Our Father refers to the famous prayer
*”Despite all the complications” is a line from the band Believing In June
*Unique was taken from the Showbread’s second US Tour Press Release in 2002. Tazia attending concerts around this time, was some of our favorite memories together. I found out she passed through a picture my friend Erik shared where he was wearing a Showbread theme Halloween costume.
*I met Tazia May when she was 14 at church summer camp.

You can get a copy of “May Your Memory Be Eternal” at http://goodsaintnathanael.bandcamp.com.

Written and recorded by Nate Allen.