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Three siblings — Marie, Christian, and Elisabeth — created Pixie Dust together. The song is inspired by Marie and her four children, whose childhoods she longs to hold on to forever.
Lyrics by Marie Allred Gross and Elisabeth Allred
Instrumentation by Elisabeth Allred and Christian Allred
Production by Elisabeth Allred and Christian Allred
I wrote, produce and played guitar, vocals by Gordie Thomas
One Stop (Treyan Porter)
Whoa. Did we just get a collaboration from John Mayer and Bruno Major? At first listen it seems that way, but John Turri’s “Like the Sun” is the refreshing track you’ve been missing. It’s lush vocals, moody keys, and entrancing guitars will make for the perfect soundtrack in various life situations. Definitely give it a spin and go for a drive, or poor some sangria at home and relax. This stellar composition is so versatile and has a groove that will feed your musical soul.
Trying to learn more about my Great-Grandfather growing up in Kansas has been more difficult due to lost information from an important period in his life. Additional background yelling: Elizabeth Braymen.
Song was written by me.
It’s based on my brother.
Tribute song for John Lennon
It was a song I Wrote after going through hell and back ! Loosing everything financially including my home business and every cent I have ever worked for and to make things more painful.. I lost my beautiful HEART/SOUL my girlfriend who lost her life through lung cancer. So I wrote “Let My Soul Shine” in hopes of someone like me will hear my reaching for life.
“Homesick” is a song I wrote about my twin sister, Melissa, who passed away.
This song talks about a specific time a few years ago that I went to visit her grave on our birthday. In recent years, birthdays have been really hard for me… mostly because it’s felt like this reminder that the one person I should be and want to celebrate with isn’t here with me on OUR day. So I visited her grave and laid down on the ground next to her headstone in hopes to feel close to her… And I did. The warmest ray of sunshine came out on the darkest, gloomy November day and I knew she was there. And truth is, she always has been and always is there. I’ve felt her by my side throughout my whole life and for that I am so grateful.
I wrote “Homesick” not only to help me during a really difficult time, but also for others. Losing loved ones is something each of us will go through at some point in our lives and it’s never easy. We often refer to certain people as our “home” and with that we can often feel “homesick” for a person, especially hard if they are in the one place we literally cannot be. “Homesick” talks about that and ultimately in the end of the song, when I finally have her by my side, I’ll know that I’m “home”.
Throughout my life I have felt SO THANKFUL for the knowledge that I will see and be reunited with my twin sister (and other loved ones!) again someday. And though this knowledge doesn’t make it easier, it makes it bearable. It brings such comfort and peace.
So until that day, I’m thankful for a place that I can connect and feel her here on earth <3
As a songwriter, inspiration comes from everywhere. But for me, family has consistently been one of the main inspirations in my writing.
Throughout my childhood and through my early teen years I was fortunate to know my great-grandparents. They lived in Idaho so we didn’t see them often, but we always made sure to visit them as often as we could.
When I was 16-years-old, we made a stop to visit with my darling great-grandma, Lila. My great-grandpa had passed a few years prior, so it was just her there. While visiting with her, we asked her if she would tell us the story of how they met (which we got on video!). She told this darling story of how they met at a church dance and he asked her to dance with him. At the end of her story, in the cutest little voice, she said, “All it took was a dance to know that I liked him and I wanted to dance with him the rest of my life.”
As she said that my heart completely melted. As a fresh songwriter, I knew I wanted honor them and write a song about their love story someday.
My great-grandma Lila had red hair, the same color as mine. So as I went to write this song, I felt impressed to write the song in her perspective. During the writing process I felt them close and as I finished the song I immediately was overcome with emotion and a feeling that they approved of their song. It was so sacred and so special!
So “Forever With You” is their story, in a song <3
I love my great-grandparents and am so thankful to have known them. I'm thankful for their example of eternal love that helped me when I was searching for my eternal companion. Most importantly, I'm so thankful family is forever. <3
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