The song, which was released on Tori’s YouTube channel, is called “Blink of an Eye.” The sincere and ultra-emotional words of the acoustic ballad talk about how Christina still had so much life to live, how much she is already missed and how, at 23, she was taken from her friends, family and fans way too soon.
“this song was written for christina grimmie after she passed away tragically. i needed to write this song… 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,” she wrote on YouTube. “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. “
In the video’s description, Tori also included the Bible verse Revelation 21:4, which reads, “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.”
Last week, Christina’s family spoke out for the first time since the singer’s death, telling People, “The outpouring of love and generosity that has been displayed to our family throughout these last few weeks has far exceeded anything we could have ever imagined. As we have always known, Christina’s life was so very special, not only to us, but to everyone she touched with her joyful heart, beautiful voice and love for life and the Lord.”