Songs from “Pass It On” CD

Great Divide

(Lori Rosolowsky) June 23, 2011

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While on a bicycle trip in the Canadian Rockies, I saw a large sign for the “Great Divide” that led to a little stream. I stood in the stream and realized that the smallest ripples determine whether a water molecule ends up in the mouth of a Pacific salmon or under a barge in the Atlantic. Likewise, apparently random and insignificant events can determine the direction of one’s life.

Amsterdam

(Lori Rosolowsky) June 17, 2011

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Many popular songs deal with falling in love again. “Amsterdam” celebrates a rarer phenomenon–falling in love again with one’s spouse!

Pass It On

(Lori Rosolowsky)

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I wrote this song as my legacy to my son and for him to pass on to his children and grandchildren. I envisioned this to be a simple song, to be sung around a campfire. Ironically, just the opposite happened. When a symphony orchestra and several school choirs decided to perform it for their graduation ceremonies, the song grew in complexity. I revised the point of view to reflect the passing on of knowledge, experience and love from teachers to students and parents to children. Music, knowledge, friendship, and love-the more you give, the more you get. Pass it on. -LJR

Hotel Rendezvous

(Lori Rosolowsky) June 02, 2011

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When a swanky hotel in California refused me access to a piano for “insurance reasons,” I became obsessed with getting my hands on one.

A Mile to Cry

(Lori Rosolowsky) June 02, 2011

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This is a true story. Hardly any words have been changed.

Another Shooting

(Lori Rosolowsky) June 22, 2011

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This was written in March 2001, immediately after the Santana High School shooting in California. Three weeks later, a copycat shooting happened across town.

Immortality

(Lori Rosolowsky) June 22, 2011

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For miles on the Canadian Rockies bicycle trip, my only companions were a glacier, its rivers, and a mountain ridge called the Endless Chain. That was plenty.

What I Am

(Lori Rosolowsky) June 22, 2011

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Sometimes being “good enough” is enough.

Between Three and Four

(Lori Rosolowsky) June 22, 2011

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Sometimes dreams come true.

A Matter of Time

(Lori Rosolowsky) June 22, 2011

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“It is time-consuming to have enemies.” -E.B. White

Into the Night

(Lori Rosolowsky) June 22, 2011

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Into the Night is a children’s book written by my neighbor and friend Deborah Heiligman. My son and I shared many walks and picnics as I worked out the melody. On the surface the story is about one special day, but it’s really about the journey of life.