Sunday, September 22, 2013

It Amazes Me

I pulled some lyrics out of the vault... and by vault, I mean crypt.

These were written sometime around 1982, to the best of my ability to guess. This isn't a deep well of philosophy... just a little number to honor the passing of the seasons, and how fleeting Life is.  


Here's a rough draft demo:



It Amazes Me
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[verse]
It amazes me
How they have the time to bloom
But it puzzles me
Why the beauty fades so soon
On the mountains, in the valleys
The changes will abound
Where seasons end they all begin
And the world keeps spinning 'round
In all the things they do
It amazes me
That we live to see them through...

[chorus]
It keeps amazing me
How some sit and never know
It keeps amazing me
How some live and let them go
It just amazes me
How some notice only bad breaks
It just amazes me
How some notice only heartaches

[verse]
It amazes me
How they seem to slip us by
But it frightens me
Why we never wonder why
All too busy with our little lives
Another year has passed
Just watch the falling autumn leaves,
My friend, they never last
With all the things they do
It amazes me
That we live to see them through...

[instrumental break - trumpet]

[chorus]
It amazes me
How they have the time to bloom
It amazes me
Why the beauty fades so soon
It amazes me
How they seem to slip us by
It amazes me
Why we never wonder why

[chorus]
It keeps amazing me
How some sit and never know
It keeps amazing me
How some live and let them go
It just amazes me
How some notice only bad breaks
It just amazes me
How some notice only heartaches

[instrumental break - trumpet]



Musical Notes
It's a bit of a Latin rhythm