Jordan Linn Graham hired songwriter Elizabeth Shea to compose a song called, “You’re Mine,” for her marriage to Cody Lee Johnson, her fiancé, according to ABC News.
Songs written for weddings or various occasions tend to be an extension of the feelings one would like to express to their loved one.
Lyrics such as “Everyone wants a safe place to fall” would normally be taken as a safe or secure love in which the loved one would feel good about. In this case, however, Johnson was pushed off a steep cliff in Glacier National Park, apparently by Graham, only eight short days after they exchanged vows.
The songwriter is a bit shaken by the tragedy and the lyrics she had written for the couple only months before their wedding.
I used words like ‘You helped me to climb higher for a better view. You’re my safe place to fall. You never let me go’ and so now, when I hear those words, it’s a little creepy.
Shea described Graham as a typical bride. She claims Graham’s face would light up when she talked about her husband to be.
She seemed very genuine to me.
Shea explained to the Huffington Post that she is the one who writes the songs, using the description of interests issued by her clients.
Looking back, I see the irony in my lyrics but there was never a premonition or pressure to use any specific words that would sadly relate to this tragedy. My heart aches for the friends and families involved.
Until her trial for the charge of second degree murder, Jordan Graham remains under house arrest at her parent’s residence in Kalispell, Montana. A U.S. Magistrate Judge ordered the release of Jordan Linn Graham on Thursday. She is ordered to undergo psychological testing and care.
Graham admitted she pushed her husband face-first off the cliff, after attempting to cover up the body in the beginning.
The judge found the government had not met its burden of “proving by clear and convincing evidence that no condition or combination of conditions will protect against the danger posed by her release from custody.”
Prosecutors have filed motion against her release “based upon the risk that she presents to the community, the seriousness of the charged offense, her repeated false statements and her mental health.”
The newlywed couple had an argument on their walk on July 7, when husband Cody grabbed her arm. While she could have walked away from the situation, however, she became angry and pushed Johnson with both hands in his back. Johnson died in the fall.
Graham sent a message to a friend:
But dead serious. If you don’t hear from me at all again tonight, something happened.
Johnson was reported missing on Monday, July 8, when he failed to report to work. On July 9, Graham told inquiring authorities that she had seen a “dark colored car pulling out of the driveway,” after she received a text from her husband. She claimed the text reported that Cody would be with a friend from out of town.
Graham waited until July 11 to report the discovery of Johnson’s body to a park ranger. The ranger felt it was strange that she was the one to find the body. Graham claimed it was one place her husband wanted to see before he died.