Day at the Sea - Hunter's Song

by Simone Benyacar and Alexis Harte

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Love = Power,
Power = Strength,
Strength = Courage

These children fight like hell,
and they're too cool to die.

Please share the link......Please share the love

Music Video:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkTRZMrAf6o

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Our amazing lil' love lost his battle to AML Leukemia on March 8, 2010. He fought this dreadful disease for 2 1/2 years, before it came back a 4th time to finally claim his life. He was only 3 1/2 years old.

He's left an unimaginable footprint on this earth and has changed the lives of thousands of individuals who have followed his journey. People who didn't realize how precious life was, now live it with extreme gratefulness. People who took every minute they get to spend with their children for granted, now savor every last second. And people who weren't quite sure what love is all about, now love deeper, love stronger and love with every ounce of their soul.

His entire journey can be followed at:
healinghunter.blogspot.com

Lenore and Zen's healing journey can be followed at:
paincation.blogspot.com

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How this beautiful Song came about:


A few months ago we were asked to write a song. This is not an unusual request, but it was the most difficult song we have ever written. It wasn’t just any song. It was a Song for Hunter.

Hunter was a little boy who lost his battle with AML Leukemia on March 8th 2010. He was kind, brave and hilariously funny. He was only 3 1/2 years old. We never met Hunter, but we discovered his story through a friend of ours who introduced us to his parents’ blog that documented his journey. Reading about his courage and looking into his eyes though pictures, we realized that we had to do something. “Something” became a song in his honor.

We first decided to write a song as a gift to his parents. But then we realized that we could do something bigger. We could help other children and their families who are battling this disease. So we decided to write a song that honored Hunter while raising money for leukemia research through the Healing Hunter Foundation. (www.healinghunter.com)

Now we had a goal, but that didn’t make it any easier. How we could possibly write something meaningful enough to honor such an amazing boy? A very tall order indeed. After many weeks and many unfinished songs in the garbage, we finally found our inspiration.

Inspiration came in the from of a little home video of Hunter and his parents at the beach, enjoying the sun, the breeze, and the crashing waves. Hunter was so happy, and his infectious smile and giggle brought us all the more close to him. How do we honor Hunter? The answer was simple…celebrate his life.

And so, a “Day At The Sea” was born. It took us nearly 4 months to compose, record (including recording an amazing children choir), produce and mix the final version.

We truly hope you enjoy the song and help us spread the word to raise money for much needed research.

Thank You

Alexis Harte
Simone Benyacar

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Please support the FIGHT:

100% of the proceeds go into the Healing Hunter Fund where they will be appropriately dispersed to the research efforts towards AML Leukemia, as well as to the organizations that so graciously helped, supported and encouraged us during Hunter's fight. We could not have done it without them and they will be forever appreciated.

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Song Lyrics

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Day at the Sea

Do you remember?
how the sun
tried in vain
to warm the day?

And how the salt wind
put a tangle in your hair,
your jet black hair.
We were the only ones there

But as sure as gulls danced in the sky,
We saw your toothy smile and your laughing eyes
Day at the sea
and your love was a wave
crashing through my memory.

Do you remember the shape of wind-filled sails,
castles built with pails.
Do you remember, the wind on the saw-grass hill
or how the world refused to stay sad, or still.

But as sure as gulls danced in the sky,
We saw your toothy smile and your laughing eyes
Day at the Sea
your love was a wave
crashing through my memory.

Day at the sea,
crashing through my memory.
your love was a wave

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ALEXIS HARTE:
In addition to touring nationally and internationally (sharing bills with Cat Power, Taj Mahal, Ritchie Havens, Dar Williams and more), Alexis has had countless tracks placed in national television shows (ABC, PBS, WB, FOX, UPN). Alexis recently signed a multi-year music
co-publishing deal with Lionsgate Entertainment. (www.alexisharte.com)

SIMONE BENYACAR:
In the last few years he has composed original music scores for advertising campaigns such as The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers, Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire, Sin City, Apocalypto, Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix, and video games campaigns like Halo 2, and Call Of Duty II.

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released November 11, 2010
Simone Benyacar and Alexis Harte

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