Today is the final day of showing off some of my song lyrics from the past. I’d you’d like, you can go check out part one and part two first. Anyway, it’s too bad I can’t share any of the music for some of these songs. Then again, the recordings are all kind of rough. What I used to do, for the most part, was write the music first, then write the lyrics, then rehearse the song many times, then grab my portable recorder with the little square microphone and get it down on tape.

At least that was before I bought what was called the Tascam professional mixing recorder. With that bad boy, I could get up to 10 tracks on one song. I bought a $150 microphone, which was a lot of money back in 1984 (probably still a lot of money), and I’d add extra voices to some of my songs. Yup, I harmonized with myself, as well as added extra instrumentation, although it was all piano. One of these days I’m going to buy one of those things that lets you transfer cassette music into MP3’s; for now, we’re just stuck with lyrics.

This first song I’m sharing today is a love song that turned into a wedding song. It’s the first and only song I sang with a band for a friend’s wedding; I was also in the wedding party. What happened is my friend wanted the song played at the reception and the band was going to perform it. I wanted to just stand back and see how someone else performed my song, and I was busting a gut for it. However, the day of the wedding, the band said that no one had been able to sing it quite right and asked if I’d sing it. So, without rehearsing once with the band, we did the song, and it came out exactly as I’d written it and recorded it, since I gave them a copy of the tape I’d made.

You and Me

So many nights we’ve sat and held hands together
Just the two of us in love forever
Tranquil surroundings bring us closer and closer
To achieving everlasting happiness
And today I proclaim that we’ll never be apart again
Today we say we love each other to the world
And it will be there when we share it with our friends
Who gather around to celebrate our joy
You and me, we will see that our love will last forever
You and me, we will see that our love will last forever

So many bright lights in the Milky Way
Seems like they shine on just the two of us today
There was a chemistry when we met for the first time
The first kiss proved to be the catalyst
The glow that emanates from around us is our love
Who could believe that two could love more than we
I’ll never hurt you, you’ve promised me your hand
I never knew that love could be so grand
You and me, we will see that our love will last forever
You and me, we will see that our love will last forever

There’s nothing more to say, we’d just be repeating anyway
And only time can tell us if this love was meant to be
So let’s give in to our love, it takes care of all our needs
Cause I know you love me, and I love you too
You and me, we will see that our love will last forever
You and me, we will see that our love will last forever
You and me, we will see that our love will last forever
You and me, we will see that our love will last forever

copyright 1986, SUNSETS, by T.T.Mitchell

And finally, the last song I’m sharing with you is actually one of the first wedding songs I ever wrote, and this one turned into a composition instead of just a song. By that, I mean it started out like any other song. I was playing some music, and the lyrics came to me. By the way, you might not believe this, but just like when I write my posts here, my songs were written very fast, usually within 25 to 30 minutes. That was the same with this one, only I was hearing something else that I just had to add. Reminiscent of Barry Manilow’s Could It Be Magic, I changed keys from A flat major to C major and added the second movement of Beethoven’s Pathetiqué Sonata, as well as a little bit more tempo. This was going to be my wedding song; instead, it ended up being the wedding song for another couple in 1999, and it was the very last song I ever played or sang in public, or at home for that matter. And it was the only time I ever got a standing ovation in church.


We Are Love

Today’s a big day
The start of a new life
The day we become man and wife
We are love
Hand in hand
We walk down that silver aisle
Inspired by the rank and file of our love, always
Guided by the angels of God
We will find the way to happiness
We are love

Side by side
The minister performs the rite
And with these rings we will unite
You and I
As we’re here
Testimony to our marital bliss
Our friends and families witness to our love, always
Who’s to say how far we’ll go
We’ll never stop so we’ll never know
It should be eternity
We are love

Today’s a big day
The start of a new life
The day we become man and wife
We are love
Hand in hand
We walk up that silver aisle
Inspired by the rank and file of our love, always
Who’s to say how far we’ll go
We’ll never stop so we’ll never know
It should be eternity
We are love.

Copyright 1983, SEASONS, by T. T. Mitchell

And that’s that. I actually had written more than 100 songs including music I never added words to, lyrics I never added music to, and a couple of collaborations. I was fairly prolific for about 8 years, then work and career took over and that was that. “Nice songs, but no hits”; that’s what I heard often, and I guess I’ll take that at this point. I hope you’ve enjoyed this little look back at some of my history.
 

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