Before I Go ♥

Before I Go ♥

A Poem by Jen Marks

A very heartbreaking song I wrote a while ago, using only an acoustic guitar and soft piano. Someone who is about to pass doesn't want to go for fear that they will loose that one special person.


Sitting alone

Only one home

Nothing to hear

But the rain outside

And the thoughts in my mind


And I gotta go

'Cause I'm loosing control

All these steps that I take

They are all being traced

No, they can't be erased


Can't let go

Been trying for so long

Reach out

And take me by the hand

Speak slow

And wipe away my tears

Before I go


I've heard it before

Once or twice, maybe more

There's nothing to fear

But forgetting you

And all the things that you do


And I can't explain

How you brighten my day

You take all my fears

And you wipe them away

Now I know I can't stay


But I can't let go

I've been trying for so long

Reach out

And take me by the hand

Speak slow

And wipe away my tears

Before I go


Just wipe away my tears

Before I go

© 2010 Jen Marks

Author's Note

Jen Marks
I often tear up whenever I am playing this song. It is really emotional to me, even though I have never been in that situation. Tell me what you think. ♥

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Aching and powerfully emotive.

Like you wish that person was able to walk you across the threshold. Reminds of me of, "Look on Down From the Bridge" by Mazzy Star.

If I could give some humble and well meaning criticism, your rhymes could use some variety so they're more original and fitting to your concept here.

Posted 1 Year Ago

lovely poem, song that touches theheart and speakes volumes.

Posted 5 Years Ago

I like this song alot, it speaks to me

Posted 5 Years Ago

"Just wipe away my tears before I go." This is so beautiful even though it crushes my heart, but still, the image is beautiful.

Posted 7 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wow I really like this. Beautiful.

Posted 8 Years Ago

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This is beautiful, I'd love to hear it played! Really good lyrics.

Posted 8 Years Ago

I just love this. Very beautiful and breathtaking. Would you mind I I record this and put it on my YouTube channel? I would give you all credit for writing the lyrics. This just really speaks to me, and is basically my life.

Posted 8 Years Ago

It's a great piece. As someone who's working through similar feelings, this is really powerful .

Posted 9 Years Ago

Powerful, creative on such a sad idea, not wanting to die only because of the fear of leaving the one you love, WOW. I hope someone loves me that much someday, breathtaking, you should go on x-factor or something with it, just a thought. Nice piece.

Posted 9 Years Ago

It's really nice, sad and touching

Posted 10 Years Ago

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14 Reviews
Shelved in 2 Libraries
Added on September 30, 2009
Last Updated on January 7, 2010
Tags: moving on, tears, death, depression, sadness, fear, rain, thinking, mind, control, loss, forgetting, letting go, trying


Jen Marks
Jen Marks

Toronto, ON, Canada

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