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Jay Rapoport featuring Abbie Strauss - Love Of My Life

from Attitude of Gratitude by Jay Rapoport

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My great-uncle John died a few months after my great-Aunt Grace, in August 2017, just before Yom Kippur, which is said to be the holiest time of year to depart. (He wasn’t Jewish but it still gave me some comfort.) They were married over 50 years. I wrote the line “If you go, I’m going with you” after his memorial service about their unbreakable bond, and it sat in my iPhone notes until I sat on the Bayit porch swing at URJ Camp OSRUI in May 2019 to put some old lyrics to music. My 10-year wedding anniversary with Rachel was approaching in September. I wrote this love song for her in memory of Grace and John, in hopes of living a long life together side by side.

GRATITUDE REFLECTION: Tell your partner/best friend/roommate something you appreciate about them today. Even better - tell them every day!


"LOVE OF MY LIFE" (by Jay Rapoport)

For Rachel on our 10th wedding anniversary, in honor of Grace and John

If you go, I'm going with you
When you're gone, I'm by your side
Cuz my life is all about you
You're the love, love of my life


Love of my life, love of my life
I am yours, you are mine
Love of my life, love of my life
You're the love, the love of my life

If you smile, if you cry (tears and smiles are for you)...
When it’s dark you’re the light

If you sing (songs are all for you)...
I will always hold you tight

If you love...
In the end, we’ll be all right


from Attitude of Gratitude, released January 21, 2022
Music & Lyrics by Jay Rapoport
Copyright Maxfun Music 2017 (ASCAP), all rights reserved

Lead Vocals, Fender Rhodes, B3 Organ: Jay Rapoport
Vocals: Cantor Abbie Strauss
Bass, Brian Moore, Airline slide, Mellotron Violins, Vocals: Zach Singer
Drums: Paul Piñon

Jay Rapoport recorded by Andy Shoemaker & Jason Schmidt at Rax Trax in Chicago, IL
Cantor Abbie Strauss recorded at home in FL
Zach Singer recorded at Star Guitar Records in Austin, TX
Paul Pinon recorded in Austin, TX

Graphic Design by Rick Lupert
Executive Consultant Cantor Ross Wolman

Produced, arranged & mixed by Zach Singer at Star Guitar Records in Austin, TX


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Jay Rapoport Chicago, Illinois

Jay Rapoport, RJE takes Jewish values and texts and transforms them into “Ruach Rock”, a catchy piano-pounding style influenced by Ben Folds and Billy Joel. In 2020 Jay appeared on the Disney Holiday Singalong, defeated his former student on “Who Knows One?” and received a Covenant Foundation grant to compose the theme song for the Jewish Education Center of Cleveland’s “La-bri’ut” curriculum. ... more

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