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  • Writer's pictureFatima Morken


Updated: Oct 23, 2020

Photographer: © Ryan Wilcox

My daddy died of Covid-19. While hospitalized, music was the strongest connection I had with him. After all, I am a singer-songwriter. I would sing to him every day to keep us strong as we together fought this disease. Hymns, arias, ave marias –anything I knew he loved.

His temporary separation from me has made me review the songs he sang all the time to keep his jovial spirit dancing.

During these days, I have discovered PIERO de Benedictis has recently released a new song about the hope remaining after defeating Coronavirus as a society. For me, it is a sign of God I discovered Daddy‘s favorite singer-songwriter happened to create this melody for my current circumstance. The fact he passed away from Covid and this composition being about the aforementioned topic is no coincidence.

I have translated the lyrics into English. I encourage you to read every line of this song and listen to it whether you speak Spanish or not.

It will touch your soul.

It will make you cry.

It will offer hope.


©: Piero de Benedictis (PIERO), 2020

English Translation: Fatima Morken

When the storm passes

And the roads are leveled

We will appreciate being survivors

Of a collective shipwreck

With a tearful heart

And blessed destiny

We will feel happy

Just to be alive

We will hug

The first stranger we see

We will praise Fortune

For allowing us to keep our friends

Then we will remember

All we lost

At once we will learn

Everything we didn't learn

We will no longer be envious

Since everyone will have suffered

We will no longer be indecisive

We will be more compassionate

What belongs to all will be worth far more

Than the achieved acts of one

We will be more generous

Much more committed

We will understand the fragile

What it means to be alive

We will sweat empathy

For who is here and who is gone

We will miss the old man

That begged at the market

Whose name we did not know

Although he was always by our side

Maybe that poor old man

Was God in disguise

We never asked his name

Because we were in a hurry

And everything will be a miracle

And we will be a legacy

Life will be respected

The life we have won

When the storm passes

I will ask God in shame

“Return us as a better version

As you had dreamed of us” #coronavirus #covid19 #hope #piero #singersongwriter

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