Music for Recovery


Music for Recovery

Laura - Through the Valley of Life

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Emerson House, December 2016
Emerson House, December 2016


This song was written in a workshop with people in early recovery at Emerson House in Cape Cod, MA. The format of the workshop allows people to gain hands-on experience with recovery skills like letting a process unfold and slowing down. It was rerecorded by Kathy Moser and Alice Leon and additional members of the Promises Collective.

Contact Kathy Moser: 908-591-4541 or for more information.


Through the Valley of Life
Written and performed by Laura
Emerson House, December 2016

As I walk through the shadow of the valley of death
I’m lonely and I’m scared to take my last breath

My mind starts racing and thoughts rush in
Of misery and pain from where I’ve been

I know what I want and I know what I need
But the pains too deep, I do nothing but bleed

I want to follow my heart but its so broken
Trying to speak my mind but its so outspoken

I need to keep my mind focused and stay doing good
But take with me the message and remember where I stood

Getting high almost killed me but I’m pulling out the knife
And now I’m walking with the scars through the valley of life