This version of “Resurrection” was born after I told a talented young singer/musician, Megan Petrie, the story of Vic, Jaku, and me. I often talked to her when she made me smoothies in a health food store I was fond of visiting in Haleiwa Town on Oahu’s north shore. Even though Megan was busy getting ready to move to LA and attend a music school there, she offered to help me out by putting my words to music.          

Although she was far from rich, she refused to let me pay her.

Thank you, Megan. I hope you will read this blog one day, and know how much I still appreciate the gift of this soulful song.

The lyrics:

RESURRECTION

I was a rosebud wanting sun

Before you blazed my way

Our friendship blossomed into love

Grew deeper, deeper, deeper every day

A wicked man was stalking me

He loved his guns and lies

But you warned him

Leave my Rose alone

He stabbed you til you died, till you died, till you died

Before your spirit resurrected

I hurt so much inside I constantly cried

God, how could you let this be?

Then I felt your energy

Love connection, Resurrection

Love connection, resurrection

You saved me from the evil thief

He’s locked behind 4 prison walls

Who stole your earthly life

Grief cut me like a knife

He’s locked inside prison walls

On days when grief won’t set me free

I feel your love anointing me

Before your spirit resurrected

I hurt so much inside I constantly cried

God how could you let this be?

Then I felt your energy

My hero, hero, hero for eternity

Copyright 2005 by Lizbeth Hartz and Megan Petrie


Lizbeth Hartz is the author of the true crime, true love memoir Angel Hero, Murder in Hawaii, A True Story, which this blog post is partly based on. Get it on Amazon or sign up to read the 1st chapter free.

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