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Beyond the Stars — This Friday’s Song

This Friday’s song is “Beyond the Stars” by Tami Neilson. We discovered her a few weeks ago and have been exploring her catalog. This new song is one of my wife Teresa’s favorites so far.

“Beyond the Stars” is a duet Tami performs with the iconic Willie Nelson. It is a mournful ballad done in 3/4 time. It’s theme is the grief brought on by a loved one’s death. Neilson wrote the song after the 2015 loss of her father who was a big fan of Willie Nelson. Nelson acts as Tami’s father’s voice in his verse of the duet.

The song was first performed live during the Luck Reunion 2022, a music festival held at Nelson’s ranch in March 2022. It is especially poignant since the performance was just days after Nelson’s sister and bandmate Bobbie passed away. The video was shot at the ranch as well.

Beyond the stars I can hear the guitars
Calling me up to be with you
Beyond the velvet sky, darling will you and I
Dance to the beat of our hearts
To the place where I can believe
That you will never leave
Me all alone in the dark
Take me away to the place you are
Beyond the stars

Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Delaney Francis Davidson / Tamara Lee Neilson
Beyond the Stars lyrics © Native Tongue Music Publishing

Hope you enjoy “Beyond the Stars” ny Tamu Neilson and Willie Nelson.

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