To Be Continued… A song of hope and love.
Official Music Video: June 21, 2019
From the album: to be continued…
Album Release: Oct. 12, 2018
Little did I know that my long time high school friend would end up being the love of my life.
This is the true story of our journey.
To Be Continued…
©Francine Honey (SOCAN)
We met at high school when we were fourteen
The same group of friends through five years of classes
Survived all night parties outside at the farm
We’d lay on the grass and watch falling stars
Danced one last time, at our graduation
Swore we’d all stay in touch
Reading my yearbook, made my heart ache
When I read what you wrote, at the bottom of the page
To be continued, A new chapter starting
To be continued, Our story’s not through
Maybe today, is the day
To be continued
Called you one Christmas,
told you ’bout my divorce
We met for drinks at the old farm
Stayed up later than ever before
Friendship became much more
Sometimes in life, the timing’s not right
No matter how much you love
Seeing the hurt in each other’s eyes
With hands held tight, we said our good-byes
50 rolls around, reunion at our high school
You pull me close, whisper “God I missed you”
I start to blush, tingles down my spine
Could this finally be our time?
This song was recorded live off the floor in one take. It was a magical week of recording. This song is the true story and a testament to how life can change, for the better when you least expect it. I hope your “To Be Continued” is grand!
Francine Honey: Lead and Background Vocals
Beth Neilsen Chapman: Background Vocals
Will Kimbrough: Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
Kris Donegan: Acoustic and Electric Guitars
Dan Mitchell: Keys, Fluglehorn. Background Vocals
Dean Marold: Bass
Neilson Hubbard: Drums, Percussion, Background Vocals
Eamon McLoughlin: Fiddle
Dylan Alldredge : Recording Engineer
Recorded at Skinny Elephant Recording, Nashville, TN
Mixed by Dylan Alldredge and Neilson Hubbard
Produced by Neilson Hubbard
Mastered by Jim DeMain at YES Master
Photos by Neilson Hubbard and Joshua Britt
Artwork by Kyle Atkinson, Craft Design House
© ℗ 2020 Francine Honey (SOCAN) Published by SongsByFrancine
53 thoughts on “To Be Continued”
Awesome video Francine. The scene setting and imagery really complimented the emotion in your song delivery. Well done! Funny how it stirred up high school dating memories.
Thanks so much for leaving me this lovely comment Susan. I am so glad it brings back some high school dating memories. Hopefully they were good ones!
How beautiful, to this day I am still in love with my high school sweetheart. He married and I believe he is happy, I never married, always thinking that maybe someday the right person will come along, but has not happened. Always have my sweetheart in my mind and my heart. Thanks for sharing your beautiful love story, I have often wondered if something like that would happen to me some day. We are still friends, only him and I know how I fell about him…but I don’t have his heart, just his friendship.
My dear Francine,
I met you at the tender age of 14. It was our first year of high school. Our friendship grew deeper for the next four years but was “interrupted ” when university life and then married life led us in separate directions. Thankfully, social media intervened and our “to be continued” is now. I’m so happy to be given this opportunity to press the replay button and have you walk through my life again – this time to “Stay” ( wink wink…nudge nudge…the title to your next song. Love you.
So humbled by this comment Maria. Thank you for you friendship and for your continued support of this music and of me. Thank you for helping me develop 2 special soaps for this music. Hugs.
Such a beautiful song. I love that your story has continued over so many years and the timing finally came to be together in love.
Thanks so much for listening and for your comment Rosemary! Yes, dreams do come true. xo…francine
What a wonderful song and a wonderful journey you have taken! Thanks for sharing your talents with us!!!
Thanks so much Ursula. I appreciate your support!
Such a lovely song and love story. I love the musical arrangement. You are very lucky to have such a long history with Michael. It is amazing how things happen when they are supposed to. Another great song!!
Thanks for listening Arlene and for your lovely comment. Yes, I am very fortunate. Hugs…Francine
Absolutely beautiful. Your voice is powerful.
Hi JoAnne. Thanks so much for the comment. It so much appreciated. Hugs to you…Francine
WoW WoW WoW Francine! When I listen, I feel hope, love and the inspiration to never give up on my dream! Thank you for sharing your story and your beautiful voice with all of us!! YOU ARE a true inspiration!! Hugs
Ah Julie. Thanks so much. I am so glad we are still connected and thanks so much for listening! Hugs to you and the crew!
My Dear Francine
I can not find enough words to express how beautiful this song is . I sat here listening to this beautiful song and your amazing voice with many tears . Thinking about your journey as we left Highschool and I am truly bless that you and Michael found each other again and the timing was right. Wishing you both many more years of love, happiness and blessings. You are one amazing, beautiful, talented women and so honour to call you my friend. Love you Maureen
I am the lucky one! Thanks Maureen. You were there when I got off that trip through the Rocky Mountains. Never forget your wisdom. Hugs and love…xoxo francine
Thanks for sharing this beautiful chapter of your life. The song is amazing and so true for many. You look good and your voice is so nice. Your site is also awesome. I’ll known you all my life and you are a special cousin in my heart. I’m equally pleased that you are living your dream and that you found happiness and can share it with the world. Your dedication to music is admirable! hugs and kisses.
Hey Jo! Thanks for leaving such a beautiful comment. I am so thankful to have you not just as a cousin but as a wonderful friend! Hugs xo Francine
Your first song on the new album is heartfelt and leaves a lasting impression like all of the other songs you’ve written. You sing about everyday lives, your own and that of your family, friends and acquaintances in a way that engages people and draws them in. It is a wonderful talent that makes people think about the interconnectedness of everyone’s life with those around them. Congratulations Francine! Can’t wait for the rest of the daily unveiling.
Hey Chantal! Thanks so much for listening and for leaving such a thoughtful comment. You get it! I hope that by sharing my stories we all see that we are all in this together and support each other on the journey. You are gonna LOVE tomorrow’s song! xo Francine
I was already emotional and had tears in my eyes before I even heard the song! You had me crying during your introduction! I have been on my own for a very long time so I completely relate and connect with your story. Motherhood and running my own business keeps me busy and fills me with so much joy and passion everyday! I am good being on my own and wouldn’t have it any other way! I made a conscious decision a while back to never settle for anything other than the best! In the meantime I have devoted my time and energy into helping others feel better! I know the love of my life is out there! My “To Be Continued”…it will happen and I am so looking forward to that part of my life!
Your song gives me hope. Your song reinforces what I have always believed in…. True Love!!! It always happens when we least expect it. It always happens at the right time for both. Be still. Be patient. Be happy with self. And it always comes together in the end!! I can’t Wait!! It has been such a long and crazy journey thus far!
Thank you Francine! You are an amazing woman! You are an inspiration! Beautiful voice! So proud of You!!
Dreams do come true!!
Oh Britt! Thank you so much for sharing your story so openly! It so warms my heart! You are where I was the year before the high school reunion! You have no idea how much knowing that by sharing my story it has given you hope. It happened for me when I was least expecting it. Here’s to your “to be continued…” It will be greater than you ever imagined. In the meantime, keep doing what you are doing and finding peace in your life. So proud of you doing what it takes to raise a child on your own. Big hugs…xoxo Francine
Francine, this is a brilliant arrangement, everything has a place and everything compliments your song and the delivery of your sweet as Honey vocals. I’m so very proud of you, my friend.
Thanks so much for the comment D! I think this captures the magic of the whole week. Live off the floor, take 1. Merci milles fois!!!
You know I’ve heard this song from your first writing of it, Francine, well it doesn’t get old in bringing the water to my eyes every time I hear it . . . so beautiful & resonates with longing, yearning, hope & fulfillment in just a few short moments . . . can’t wait to hear the rest, dear one, well done!
Hey Nancy. Thanks so much for sharing your reaction with me. Love tears, a good release. And congrats on winning a free album! Can’t wait to share the rest with you too Hi to M for me! Till tomorrow my friend.
Hi Francine. Your song really touched me not only because I know both you and Mike and can picture all of your song but also because it’s like my story ❤️
Hi Michelle…I am hearing more stories like ours since I wrote this song. Aren’t we fortunate?!!! Congrats on winning a free album and thanks so much for listening my friend. xo francine
This was such a touching song. Brings back a lot of memories and thoughts of first love….beautiful song and voice Francine. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for listening Kathy and for your comment. Glad this song brought back some good memories for you and that it touched you. That means a lot! Congrats on winning a free album! xo francine
Oh my gosh Francine. This is lovely. Voice and words. My high school sweetheart of 4 years and I parted when he went off to University. Ken and I only saw each other once after that and it was awkward at best. But I have always wondered if his dreams came true.
How brave of you to have reached out to him once again and how wonderful he whispered in your ear!
Blessings to both of you.
Oh Catherine! What a story! Thank you for sharing that and perhaps reaching out on social media might be a safe bet for you to see how things are. He may be wondering about you too. As we get older, I find that those connections we made in our younger years become more and more important as we all experience life in between with all of it’s ups and downs. Well, I almost didn’t go to the high school reunion because I knew that he would be there but I really wanted to see all of my other friends and I showed up late on purpose hoping he would be busy with other people and don’t you know the only place at the table was directly across from him. No avoiding allowed in that situation! And yes, I will never forget that hug and him whispering in my ear. I am very blessed. Thanks for listening…ttyl…Francine
My eyes are leaking!
Such a beautiful and true song. So easy to follow a dream coming true. Music from the heart. To the heart. Can’t wait for more. Thank you.
Hey everyone! Meet my MOM!! She is my biggest fan of all!
Thanks Mom for the beautiful comments and thanks to you and Dad for putting me in the choir, for piano and guitar lessons and for your support!
Beautiful song Beatiful voice. So proud of you. What a great story.
Thanks so much for listening Sheila. Your comments mean a lot to me given how long you’ve known me. Yes, I still have to pinch myself. xo francine
The song is beautiful. I’m so happy that you did find your true love Francine. ♥️
Thank you Janet. Life is full of twists and turns and I too am happy to have found this special love. Thanks for listening and congratulations on your correct response and winning a free copy of this album. Hugs…francine
I love that song, it makes me happy knowing how the story turned out and brings hope that life has a wonderful way of surprising us. The tone and pitch made me picture a girl dancing and twirling slowing in a field of flowers with a soft breeze blowing.
Thanks so much Pat! What a lovely image and I am so glad to hear your reaction to the song. Thank you so much and congratulations on winning a free album! Hope you get to dance in a field of sunflowers before the snow falls. Big hugs….Francine
I have tears in my eyes. This song is so very personal… it is both sad and hopeful and so beautiful.
Thanks Sheilah! You know when I wrote it, it was a bit faster but when we got into the studio and Dan started playing that piano part, the song took it’s own shape and we just all fell into the song. One take…magical….and tears….wow. That means so much. I am so glad you enjoyed it. AND congratulations on winning an album!
Have a great day and talk to you tomorrow!
Your voice is so beautiful! I love your love story song. I had chills every time you sang “to be continued.” Great job Francine.
Hey Beth Ann!
Chills huh! I love that! Any physical reactions to music are always deep. Thanks for sharing that and thanks for listening!
I know you are gonna LOVE tomorrow’s song Beth Ann! You better be sitting down for that one! It is a stunner. 🙂
This is so beautiful and makes me think of a certain someone in my past. Your voice is lovely. Thanks for sharing your music
Thanks for the comments Jill and congratulations on winning a free album for guessing the right answer to the question! Thank YOU for listening. Talk to you tomorrow. 🙂
The song is lovely and it touched me especially knowing that i was around when your final chapter was just starting. I remember the twinkle in your eye and the happiness in your soul that i had never seen before. I am so happy for you guys. A true love story. The song is perfect for those who can relate to this and there are many!! Right timing and love have to go hand in hand. Your voice is beautiful. Thanks for sharing! Miss ya
Awww….thanks so much Nadia. I remember all of your pep talks and am sending you a giant hug! You’ve been there from the very beginning. Thank you SO much for listening. Miss you SO much!
Such a beautiful story abd such a lovely voice.
Hi there! You are the first one to leave a comment and I will be sending you a free album as a thank you! It’s your lucky day! 🙂
Thank you for your comment and for listening. Hey, how did this song make you feel?