"Rearview Memories" by To Speak of Wolves was one of the most powerful songs of 2012 in my opinion. Levi and Bree McAllister contribute monologues containing transparent thoughts that pack an emotional punch.
lost his battle
You feel their hearts burst through with each gut-wrenching word as Bree dialogues with God and Levi reads a letter he's written to his father. You see, when they were young, their father, a Christ-follower involved in ministry and devoted family man, eventually lost his battle to depression, left their home one day, and committed suicide.
I'll let the song do the talking. You can follow along with the lyrics (opens in separate tab).
I was really moved by this song and was interested in hearing more about the story. It turns out that To Write Love on Her Arms made a video last December that gives the complete story behind the song. I think you'll appreciate it.
Levi McAllister is better known as Levi the Poet. He is a spoken word artist that gives his albums away for free or donations at ComeandLive.com.