Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Walk Upon The Water - About The Songs, You Save Me, #4 - The Lyrics, Part Two

Walk Upon The Water - About The Songs

You Save Me

#4 - The Lyrics, Part Two

Why, oh why, are there so many naysayers in life?

Why do people feel they have the right to steal your joy?  Or better yet, control you and your happiness, your decisions and choices?

That was one thing I wasn’t ready for after starting my relationship with Kerrie.

I won’t go into it all, mostly because, after being divorced a while, I still get people who feel they have the right to tear into me and my decisions.

As I tell my mother - that is not my zoo and that is not my monkey!

Let’s just say, no one has the right to tear you down for deciding to live a better life, for any reason.  They haven’t lived your life and wouldn’t let you live theirs!

That said, the bridge of this song wrote itself.  I had to silence the negativity and I did it quickly and easily, “Though some don’t think it’s right, I know it’s not so terrible.”

And the final bridge line was something Kerrie and I say to each other all of the time.  The past behind, the future ahead, we are where we are because of where we have been, so “I’m grateful for the years that brought us to this day.”

All in all, for an hours time writing, I am well pleased with this piece.

It made my daughter cry when she first heard it.  She realized that I was back to writing, and she was happy to know that I gave love another chance.  That was a great response, and one I didn’t expect.

When I played the rough recording of the song for Kerrie, she sat stunned.  No one had ever written a song for her, and she was overwhelmed.

She says I saved her, too.

But, wouldn’t that have to be yet another song?

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