Long Lost Friend.

Audience Of One
My favourite song of Bruce’s whole album and the 2nd single to be released is Long Lost Friend. It’s a song of hope & loss. The clip above is just pleasurable. I’m listening to this track and most of the CD on repeat with single malt and crying a lot.

My friend Simon Moore was laying tracks (guitars) for this long awaited album over Easter weekend 2006. It was the first Easter Si wasn’t at for a number of years. We had written the Sola series in the week prior and Si was emailing updated scripts for me to shoot at camp from the studio. Later, we were to name our company after that weekend’s pivotal output (Sola Fida – the first of Luther’s creeds).

It seems that this weekend, as the news is starting to penetrate amongst friends, colleagues and my family of easter crew… this song takes me back to beginnings and ends and is so appropriate.

This week I accepted the news that I will no longer be working on Eastercamp.
It’s a hard goodbye, too fast and too soon. But God is present in it. In the weeks to come I’m going to endeavour to chronicle the time as a way of saying goodbye and honouring all that God has done and that I’ve been privileged to be part of.

In the meantime – if you have a special Eastercamp story – I’d love you to send them to me, even with a photo or two. I’m going to collect as many stories from 1999 – 2008 as I can to remember this season that’s been so important and beautiful in my life. Feel free to pass this around as many people as you know who have been part of or impacted by Eastercamp in some way during my involvement.. I’d appreciate the help. Email to tash at solafida dot co dot nz.

Song Of The Moment : Long Lost Friend
by Bruce Conlon

goodbye my long lost friend
i’m glad to see there’s no bitter end
cos it’s a long time we spent in our lives
and now it’s time to go

i won’t see you tonight
cos now it’s time we must say goodbye
cos it’s a long long time
til we can say i’ll see you again someday

no need to make amends
i’m glad we parted the best of friends
cos it’s a long time we spent in our lives
and now it’s time to go

i won’t see you tonight
cos now it’s time we must say goodbye
cos it’s a long long time
til we can say i’ll see you again someday

stay with me tonight
and all these memories inside you
stay with me
i want you to stay with me

cos i won’t see you tonight
cos now it’s time we must say goodbye
cos it’s a long long time
til we can say I’ll see you again someday

What do you think?