Thursday, October 22, 2009

Waves and Ways

WavesAndWays.ogg WavesAndWays.mp3 (live demo - piano)

This was on top of the pile at lunch today, and when I glanced at it, it just had a tune. Sometimes it happens that way... I read a lyric and the tune is already there in my head. The rolling little piano intro was first. It's intended to remind you of water, and the chorus to remind you of crashing waves. Anyway...

Today is my sister's birthday. I tweaked the lyrics a little bit to give an homage to the Beatles (she was a big fan in her teens) and to add a reminder that this is a birthday song. Having grown up in Charleston, SC, it seemed appropriate to me to dedicate this song of the sea...

To Carrie.



Waves and Ways
wmh - 28 May 2006, dfl - 22 Oct 2009

It's not the way your ways have bound me
It's the way your smile surrounds me
It's the sunsets and the view
And it's the way that I love you

Be it Spring, Winter, or Fall
In any clime at all
The sun rises in the Summer sky
It's in your heart your beauty lies

And if we travel to the ocean
To witness breaking waves
You will go with me
But the memory stays
We can Let It Be...
As in younger days
As we watch the Waves and Ways

Over the waves there are ways
Through a fog bank or a haze
You can't sink a sturdy ship
Without an anchor or loose lip

It's not the way your ways have bound me
It's the rescue since you found me
Afloat in a sea of indecision
You're my lighthouse and religion

And if we travel to the ocean
To witness breaking waves
You will go with me
But the memory stays
We can Let It Be...
As in younger days
As we watch the Waves and Ways

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