Saturday, July 27, 2013

Musical journey (37)

Last weekend I just had my first jamming session in Melbourne where a song was born at the end of the one-and-a-half-hour composing session. It was really a test of the song-writing skills I have picked up all these years (I started composing 17 years ago when I was 17. Gosh, am I old or what). I am so glad I came out of the test victorious and feeling good (it sure did feel like my jamming buddy whom I met for the first time was putting my skills to the test to see if I am good enough to front the punk rock band that he is trying to establish). It has been a while since I felt such raw creative vigour and I am sure this is the start of something special. The song we wrote will be polished further and posted here in the upcoming months. I am a perfectionist and so I will never post something that I am not totally happy with or something that I intend to continue working on.

So while waiting for this new song, let me share one that was written a while back. It is about me knowing that one day Ision and I would be living together for real (I know "not another whingey song about painful long distance relationships" must be the track running in your minds right now...). Even though all these songs were penned out of true personal stories, somehow I feel that this song is different from the rest. Perhaps it is the powerful words or perhaps it is their simplicity that make it stand out (plus I always give my songs bonus points when there is a key change). In any case, this is one of my favourites and I hope it will become one of yours too.


[One Day]

When space is as solid as a wall
When time stays the same spring to fall
When the ocean between us stands so tall
I can only dream, that is all

When two hearts have opened both their doors
When two minds have each other to explore
When two lives get intertwined at their cores
I don't want to dream anymore

One day the sun will rise above  
To shine a light for our love to burn
One day the miles will fade away 
So I can see your face every morning when I wake
I will find you and I a way
One day

When two hearts have opened both their doors
When two minds have each other to explore
When two lives get intertwined at their cores
I don't want to dream anymore

One day without a shadow of doubt
I'll be your lover, you'll show me how
One day together we will be
When I can lean on you can always count on me
To find you and I a way

One day when the fog clears I'll be ready
I've been waiting right here all along

One day the sun will rise above  
To shine a light for our love to burn
One day the miles will fade away 
So I can see your face every morning when I wake
I will find you and I a way

One day without a shadow of doubt
I'll be your lover, you'll show me how
One day together we will be
When I can lean on you can always count on me
To find you and I a way

One day
One day
One day


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