Istanbul Sky

Brian Koenigsknecht's avatar Brian Koenigsknecht

Istanbul Sky was inspired both by a father's love and the legend of the Maiden's Tower, located off the coast of Istanbul, Turkey. The legend tells the story of an emperor who, in a desperate attempt to save his infant daughter from a prophecy, shelters her in a tower for years never to fear (or see) the outside world. As a father of daughters myself, I sympathize with the emperor’s intentions. We do our best to protect our children from harm in this world. However, as they grow, we begin to understand that they also need to learn, that their lives too are meant to be lived to the fullest, and that love's greatest sacrifice is letting go. I wrote this song for my daughters, so they may always be reminded of their freedom to make their lives extraordinary. Thank you for listening. -Brian Koenigsknecht

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  • Year created: 2013
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