Tori Kelly paid tribute to the late Christina Grimmie with an emotional and heartbreaking self-penned song titled “Blink of an Eye.” Christina was fatally shot by an obsessed fan on June 10 while signing autographs after a concert in Orlando Florida.
“What were your last words? / Happened so fast / Can’t help but think who you would be / If you just had the chance to turn 23,” Tori sings.
Tori muses later on in the song, “When you took your last breath / You had so much life left / Can’t help but think it could’ve been me out there / Chasing a dream when suddenly it all stops in a heartbeat.”
Tori penned a few notes in the Youtube description, sharing that although the song was written specifically for her friend Christina, she’s also grieving for a violent world:
This song was written for Christina Grimmie after she passed away tragically. I needed to write this song. Thank you to my good friend, Zac Poor, who was brave enough to take on the challenge of writing it with me. My heart was & is still so heavy when I think of her not being with us. However, I am still comforted knowing that I’ll get to see her again someday in heaven. My prayers go out to her family & loved ones.
Even though this song had specific meaning, more recently i’m overwhelmed at the pain & the brokenness in the world today, & so this is really just me grieving. At all of it. Life is so short.
Thanks for listening, I love you guys.
“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” ~ Revelation 21:4
Listen to the gut-wrenching song below. Rip Christina Grimmie.