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New Song Tugs Emotional Strings

Reacting to recent deaths, award-winning composer Sarah Dukes wrote a song about loss and grief; Clay Agnew sang the lyrics. Full Story, Audio

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Just made me cry!
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Just made me cry!

I just recently lost my grandfather and this song really made me cry when I heard it. I really miss him and wish it were “Yesterday again”. At the same time I do “know he is happy now” in shomayim and has nachas from me and all his grandchildren.

What an awesome song!

Shlomo Ha Levi
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Shlomo Ha Levi

Fabulous lyrics. Very moving and emotionally charged music. I started to cry listening to this beautiful piece of music.
Thank you for creating this song that goes through to my heart

Wow...
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Wow...

Powerful song. Love the lyrics, this guy’s voice, the melody.

Definitely going on the spotify playlist!

Incredibly inspiring
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Incredibly inspiring

This really elicited a strong emotional response from me, more than I expected. Thank you for creating such beautiful music

Beatiful
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Beatiful

I had been thorough a really hard lost , i was really emotional to hear

Very talented
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Very talented

Sara this is a winner. Can’t wait to see how far this song goes.

E&T

Wanting to do whats right for me...
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Wanting to do whats right for me...

Nice song, though is this a yid singing? If not are we allowed to listen to a goy sing? Even if its a jewish composer?

Im really just curios what halacha and The Rebbe says about this… Would love feedback with sources.

Incredibly moving!
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Incredibly moving!

Thanks so much for such a touching song. So emotional , the lyrics, the composition, and the great choice of vocalist!
May you have only happy reasons to continue to write and compose

A W L
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A W L

Seriously? Welcome to the new Jewish Music Era, folks.

Wow
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Wow

Reminder to tell someone you love them. Today.

Beautiful
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Beautiful

So powerful. Thank you for sharing. Made me cry.

So nice
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So nice

Thank you

Beautiful
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Beautiful

It is beautiful. It really does Tug at your heart, congratulations Sarah what a win.

beautiful and emotional
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beautiful and emotional

perhaps a singer with a more Yiddishe touch can also sing it
much hatzlacha

Missing Hindi
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Missing Hindi

Beautiful song.

cnl
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cnl

WOW!

stunning
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stunning

please write more

Inspired and touched in Pittsburgh
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Inspired and touched in Pittsburgh

Sarah, such a beautifully written and composed song!
Your lyrics are exceptional ❤

RE: What’s right for me
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RE: What’s right for me

Why is it okay for Jon Voight to do voiceovers on chabad videos but Clay Agnew can’t sing a song written by a yid?

Don’t be moisif al ha mitzvos …. dayecha mah she’osartcha Torah.

Cannot stop Crying!
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Cannot stop Crying!

Sarah what a beautiful song.
Everything we fear should someone leave us too early or even ever.
I love you my children. I hope you hear it from me often.
Clay was a great choice! This is not a Jewish pain it is a universal pain and love and sorrow

I sympathize with # 7 & appreciate # 9 also
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I sympathize with # 7 & appreciate # 9 also

Like the melody very much though

Beautiful!
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Beautiful!

Beautiful melody heart wrenching lyrics! Well done and well sung!

A Montrealer
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A Montrealer

So proud of u!! What talent u posess!!

Thank you
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Thank you

It so good to get a good cry after losing my dear bubby suddenly at a young age. Bought much comfort and reassurance that she is alright with Hashem.

Moving
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Moving

This is such a beautiful composition. Sarah Dukes really touched my soul with this song. Super moving.

Unbelievable
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Unbelievable

Cannot stop listening and cannot stop crying As someone who unfortunately, like so many others, has lost a loved one, I’ve gone through quite a journey over the years, but this just sums everything up; the shock, the pain, the apprehension, hopefulness and helplessness, nostalgia etc. It perfectly captures all the raw emotions of the five stages of grief; denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance and the back and forth between them. Simply incredible how it captures the lack of structure or cohesion in emotional response. I’ve never been one to cry, but this just cut through all the dirt… Read more »

An Admirer
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An Admirer

Beautiful song, heartfelt lyrics!

Beautiful song! 😍 IN LOVE WITH THE SONG!
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Beautiful song! 😍 IN LOVE WITH THE SONG!

Powerful song, really triggered the emotions burried beneath me. You have an awesome talent, use it to make Jewish souls happy and keep up with the amazing songs!

I Love this song
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I Love this song

I would really appreciate it if it can also be sing but a yid. It sounds like it’s not, and since i don’t listen to goyish music, I would like a version that I would be comfortable listening too.
Great some though

Sarah, I can't stop crying and I love this
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Sarah, I can't stop crying and I love this

I never even lost anyone, although those close to me did, and yet, I was still moved to real tears when I heard this. There’s something about this song, something so real and heartfelt, that even if I don’t truly understand what you’re going through, I’m still feeling it thru the power of your music. It truly tells a story far beyond what anything else can say. It woke up a part of me so vulnerable, that I didn’t know even existed. Thank you for this.

Wow
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Wow

Now I just want to go and hug those I love and tell them what they mean to me.

Touched
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Touched

Beautiful song Sarah

Jewish?
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Jewish?

I would feel much more comfortable with this song if it had a hint of Jewish content in it. We are meant to use our talents to serve Hashem. A major part of dealing with a loss should be turning to Hashem, yet He has sadly been left out of the song.

Further, I am extremely uncomfortable with the angel part. It seems to suggest that people become angels after they die, which I believe is a totally non-Jewish concept.

Thank you
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Thank you

This song really meant something to me as someone who struggles with grief and have lost many people I loved.
It is tough when people invalidate your grief because they “were not related to you” but this song just put it all into words.

Grief doesn’t go away as many people used to think and time doesn’t heal pain. Grief should not be seen as a weakness, a disorder or a disease because it’s not.
It’s the price we pay for love.

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