I wrote this song during a period of loss in my life. But now, in the face of current events, understand it as a celebration of bravery and dedication. This one goes out to the frontline COVID-19 workers everywhere, keeping us “safe within the storm”.

Live recording/final mix: Tim Snow - Lighthouse Studios, Plymouth, MN

Carin Vagle: vocals

Kathleen Johnson: vocals

Rhonda Johnson: vocals

Geoff Jones: vocals

Jim Ryberg: keyboards

Billy Oehrlein: drums

Enrique Toussaint: bass

Michael Billet: electric guitar

David Marden: sax

Billy McLaughlin: acoustic guitar, vocals

BA Proton Music Publishing (BMI)

The song "Safe Within the Storm" is by Billy McLaughlin from his CD Finally! Live.

www.billymclaughlin.com

Video is by Mark Ellis

www.markellis.com

CDC Health Worker Relief Fund

www.cdcfoundation.org/CDC-relief-fund

Safe Within the Storm

Life can be taken away – without reason without warning

Innocent lives will be changed – by these winds of passing fortune

Hoping that you had been sleeping

Hoping that you had been dreaming

But it’s all true – But it’s all true

Chorus

Let the truth come down, let its fire keep you warm

Let the love come up and keep you safe within the storm

Let the truth come down, let its fire keep you warm

Let the love come up and keep you safe within the storm

Safe within the storm

Love can be taken away – without reason without warning

Innocent lives will be changed – by these winds of passing fortune

Hoping that you had been sleeping

Hoping that you had been dreaming

But it’s all true – But it’s all true (chorus)

Now she is gone, gone away – without reason without warning

Innocent lives have been changed – by her winds of passing fortune

Hoping that I had been sleeping

Hoping that I had been dreaming

But it’s all true – But it’s all true (chorus)

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