You’re the Best

This touching, heartfelt song was written 20 years ago by my father, Craig Riesen, for the passing of his mother (my grandmother). I recall its conception vividly. My father had written a letter saying many of the things he’d wished to say to her (as we knew she was dying from cancer), and soon after she passed away. He was heartbroken.

I remember him sitting in the living room, with tears rolling down his face as he began to play this simple, sweet, and longing melody. Soon, words came flowing out with the tune, and this song was created.

Originally composed for piano and voice, we have expanded the instrumentation to add solo violin, electric bass, slight percussion, and synth to fill out the texture. It is a truly special song.


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