Dad’s Poem

In his poem, Dad refers to a song that he and Christine called their song.  That  song is “Unchained Melody,” written in the early 1950’s by Alex North and Hy Zaret.

Unchained Melody Album “Unchained Melody” became one of the most popular songs of the twentieth century.  In the 1960’s The Righteous Brothers recorded a version that jumped to the top of the charts again almost 30 years later when it was used in the movie Ghosts.  In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine listed “Unchained Melody” as one of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

To hear the song, click here:


We danced in the dark and you called it our song.
The sad, simple words, you whispered low.
“Lonely” and “time” and “hunger” and “home.”
Misunderstood then, now I know.

I am the river. You are the sea.
Open your arms, love – wait for me.