Lyrics and Music by Beth Dean, The Dean's List Publishing. Copyright 2003
Artwork Design: Ruth Chitwood
Recorded by my long time friend and producer, Darren Hurst, at Phenix studio, Nashville.
It is an honor to have recorded this on Peter Frampton's studio piano.
Tell your mom how you feel this Mother's Day with the latest release from Beth Dean.
ABOUT THE SONG
There are so many moments in my childhood that I remember vividly. We all have them. Mine are written with love in this song to my Mother. I am sharing this because I want to not only honor my beautiful, talented, amazing mother, but I want you to be able to share this with your mother as a reminder of how special she is.
I remember standing in the aisle of ‘Mothers day’ cards, all very pretty, but none really saying what I wanted it to say. I would always settle on one but really wanted to just speak from my own heart. When Mothers day was coming close one year, (2003) I decided to just sit down at the piano, like I had when I was a child, and just play. As the lyrics came and then the music, I realized that I was a playing like a child again.
I wanted this song to be from a grown up young woman’s perspective but allow a playful, childish little girl to come out and just tell her Mommy exactly how she felt.
I hope that as you listen you will return to your childhood and allow yourself to just feel the moments again.
If you are a mom, as you listen, I hope that you will smile and know that you are doing a great job. You are the light in your children’s lives and with every drawing, every flower, every kiss they give you, comes a joy in knowing that your children love you and honor you.
A classically trained pianist from the age of 4, she immediately began her performance career. After earning her degree in Piano Performance she initially focused her musical talents as the music director at Crossroads Christian Church in Lexington. Ten years later, Beth opened Studio 88, an award winning teaching studio in the Lexington area dedicated to creating future musicians, where she spends most of her time coaching and training pianists and vocalists for the stage.
Beth has performed in Lexington and the surrounding area, as a solo act and as lead singer and keyboardist for numerous bands. Beth is also a songwriter, and is working on her next album to be released this year.
Beth performs as “Christine” in “World Turning Band”, Nashville TN, and also sings lead and plays keys in the band “Rays Music Exchange” here in Lexington, and you will find her behind the UK blue piano at Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse on weekends.