Week 10 – The Only Way

I was deeply saddened when I heard of the tragic death of Kerin Peh, the Singaporean bride whose husband mysteriously died on their wedding night in November last year.

On Monday, eight months later, she took her own life. She was only 28.

I teared when I heard the news. It was such a sad ending to their story. She never found out how or why her husband fell to his death from the Hilton Hotel that night. The lack of answers offered her no closure. To imagine the immense pain and loss she must have felt breaks my heart. There is a poignant romance about what happened too… perhaps this was the only path she could take to be with her husband forever.

On Monday night, I felt driven to write a song about her. It is a song about leaving… I hope she’s found what she left this world for, and that the two of them are now reunited. My prayers go out to Kerin, her husband and their families.

The Only Way
© Music and Lyrics by Marcel Lee Pereira, 7 July, 2010

She asked herself a million times
How her life came apart at the seams
Why the two of them, what was their crime
She prayed it was an awful dream

It was meant to be her happiest night
She the bride, he the love of her life
Tasted only seconds of joy
He was taken away, her tears ran dry

Chorus
As the shadow of her vacant life
Stood before her with a sharpened knife
She cried, there’s nothing left for me here
I’m sorry, but this is the only way I know
Where he’s gone, I have to go

Flashbacks stuck in her anguished mind
The pills offered no release
Hidden answers she could never find
A heart in pieces longing for peace

It was meant to be her happiest night
She the bride, he the love of her life
Tasted only seconds of joy
He was taken away, her tears ran dry

Chorus
As the shadow of her vacant life
Stood before her with a sharpened knife
She cried, there’s nothing left for me here
I’m sorry, but this is the only way I’ll know
Where he’s gone, I have to go

Will she find what she left us for
Did their souls collide beyond the door

Chorus
As the shadow of her vacant life
Stood before her with a sharpened knife
She cried, there’s nothing left for me here
I’m sorry, but this is the only way I know
Where he’s gone, I have to go

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4 comments

  1. reader · July 8, 2010

    hi, chanced upon your blog while searching for news abt the tragic bride..i think your lyrics are really beautiful and meaningful

    • marcelpereira · July 9, 2010

      thanks for the comment. I hope they have found each other, wherever they are now.

  2. highway · July 9, 2010

    Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.

    • marcelpereira · July 9, 2010

      agreed. i guess sometimes thinking is just too painful.

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