“They Can’t Take That Away from Me” – performed by Ella Fitzgerald

“They Can’t Take That Away from Me” – performed by Ella Fitzgerald

The way you wear your hat
The way you sip your tea
The memory of all that
No, no they can’t take that away from me

The way your smile just beams
The way you sing off key
The way you haunt my dreams
No, no they can’t take that away from me
We may never, never meet again
On the bumpy road to love
Still I’ll always, always keep the memory of
The way you hold your knife
The way we danced till three
The way you changed my life
No, no they can’t take that away from me
No, they can’t take that away from me

We may never, never meet again
On that bumpy road to love
Still I’ll always, always keep the memory of
The way you hold your knife
The way we danced till three
The way you change my life
No, no they can’t take that away from me
No, they can’t take that away from me

“They Can’t Take That Away from Me” was written by George Gershwin and it was performed by Ella Fitzgerald. This is one of those songs that can either be played during the actual funeral service or be played personally by the family when they are feeling sad and depressed due to the death of a family member.

The song helps grieving family members to realize that you do not lose everything when somebody really close to you dies. The lyrics say that even though departed loved ones are physically away from you, their death can never take away all the good memories and experiences that you have shared together.

A line in the song says, “We may never, never meet again” and this just shows that death is irreversible. Even though that is the case, your memory about your loved one will last for a lifetime. Finally accepting a loss of a member of the family is really a very difficult thing to do. But as long as you know that you can always hold on to your wonderful memories, you can move on and strengthen your relationships with the rest of the family.

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