For Giulietta

by Amanda West

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~ Pregnancy Loss ~
This song tells the story of something that happened 10 years ago, in early December of 2010. The loss of a pregnancy, the loss of a child, the loss of a dream and a life that never was.

It is not my story, but I was there, and the heartbeat mixed into the background of this song is a real recording of the real Giulietta’s fetal heartbeat. My vocals were recorded just days after she died, and you can hear the grief so fresh and raw there.

My deepest thanks to Giulietta’s family, for letting me share this song with the world. It has taken me 10 years to feel ready (although truthfully, I still cry when I listen, which made mixing very difficult!). Bringing it at last to public ears feels good, and important.

The truth about loss is: you get over it, and, you never do. You can also be certain, you are not the only one to feel this way. Loss is such an important part of the human experience, and we are never alone in its journey.

To all those who have lost someone too soon, I see you.
This is dedicated to you.



Call your mama, call the doctor
put the gown on, start the IV
The nurse is here and she's looking
pretty sorry

She says "There's nothing we can do
there's nothing we can do
for Giulietta
for Giulietta"

Bring you flowers, kiss your forehead
say the few words that can be said
Make the phone calls and the announcement:

There is nothing you can do
there's nothing you can do
for Giulietta
for Giulietta

Oh the night she was born
was the night that she died
And oh! how we cried
But there was nothing we could do
no there was nothing we could do
for Giulietta
for Giulietta
oh Giulietta


released December 4, 2020

Amanda West: Songwriter
Guitar, Vocals & Harmonies

Pete Solomon: Sound Engineering, Mixing, Mastering
Piano, Percussion & Harmonies

Cover photo by Bobby Burch

Produced by Amanda West & Pete Solomon


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Amanda West California

An award winning singer-songwriter, recording artist, teacher, and mother, Amanda is not afraid of the big questions. She asks: Who are we? Why are we here? What does it mean to be human, and how can we most deeply live our temporary and precious lives?
Her own answers rests in a life, dedicated to music.

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