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Beloved Wife

Features of This Track

mellow rock instrumentation
folk influences
acoustic rhythm piano
thru composed melodic style
acoustic sonority
major key tonality
a dynamic female vocalist
acoustic rhythm guitars
heartbreaking lyrics

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Poignant song.. Classic Natalie..
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Song makes me cry. Absolutely beautiful.
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She has the voice of an angel.
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smichelle63
My God I Pray to find a Love like this one day!!
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ms.dragonfir e
Oh man, I really shouldn't listen to this song at work - it brings me to tears every time.
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tk.hoskins
Yes, you are correct it's about her grandparents and how her grandfather died a short while later of a broken heart after her grandmother had passed. :(
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So I think the story is that her grandfather died a few months after her grandmother, which was the inspiration for the song. I'm not certain though. And as for the voice choking up part, yes that gets me every time. Classic Natalie...
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One of Natalies best !!
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da_fini
This is one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard Natalie sing. When her voice chokes up, I choke up, too. There are a few lyrics missing from here towards the end of the song. Right after "My beloved wife" repeats 3 times.
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I don't know what the story is behind this song, but I think its safe to assume she wrote it for either a father or grandfather who lost their wife?
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jessicamjahn k e
what a tear-jerker. i love natalie.
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what a voice sent from heaven one of a kind
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what is the song about? i read the lyrics... what is the story behind it? i would love to know that!
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Such a sad song. . . It makes me achy. I just love Natalie and how she can sing things to reach deep down into you.
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Wow, what a pretty song........ . . . . . . . . .
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My favorite song by Natalie Merchant and actually the first song of her's I had ever heard. Amazing to me I had never heard anything by her 10000 Maniacs before Pandora and before 2006.
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Classic Natalie.
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sarah-peace
I love this song.
Thank you.
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gflorencio
quite beatyfull !
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walker.franz
This is a wonderful song

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