Thursday, May 16, 2013

the story of: one thing leads to another

I have had this one Christmas card saved in my home office for about 2 years.  i bought it on clearance (the only time worth shopping for holiday stuff is December 26-Jan 1), and saved it.  it had a simple enough theme and not much text to it (i hate wordy cards), but the time had just not been right to give it to Sarah, my wife.

this Christmas, it felt right.

mostly because the song i wrote for 2011 carried along the theme - the idea of the snowball effect.  You know, how one thing starts and then it snowballs into a bigger thing and the next time you look there's an Indiana Jones-style snowboulder bearing down on you.

in relationships, there's a lot of movement, and indeed a snowball of emotion in most cases.  now, hear me out - it starts with holding hands... then maybe some cuddling... then the first kiss... then you're committed to each other... then marriage... then... you get it.

in our relationship, we've definitely been growing to love each other more and more.  and now that we have a son, it's pretty remarkable how much i can love my wife and love this new little person... it's still growing, too!

so, last year's song for Sarah captures that progressing idea of at first holding hands, then the kiss, then the comfort of just being held by the one who loves you.

since this hasn't been recorded yet, you'll just have to imagine your own melody :-)  it's a lot more 'pop' than some of my other songs, and even has a kind of Mraz or Needham feel to it (even though i don't listen to Mraz).  i'll hopefully be doing a rough version of this that i'll post in some format or another.  or, you can come hear me play it live if i do a show in the area!  just watch my twitter feed for details on that.

here are the lyrics:


The very first time that we went  out
we sat so close, practically overlapping
and in the dim light of the show
you whispered in my ear so soft and low

my love, my love, my love   hold my hand

sometimes we would sit and talk
often we were sitting nose to nose
lost in one another’s eyes
i touched your cheek, we felt it in our toes

my love, my love, my love kiss me

one thing leads to another
thankful we were led to each other

now when we find the precious time
to take a breath and finally sit down
once more we lean in close
resting on me you don’t even have to ask…

my love, my love, my love hold me