a song i wrote

a friend of mine (a friend i have known for about nine years) told me to write a song.

when i was in middle school, i used to write songs like there was no tomorrow. writing was my escape and safe place. i wrote love songs, i wrote nature songs, i wrote heartbroken songs, i wrote friendship songs, and so much more. when i entered high school, writing became an expression of who i was and who i was becoming. i stopped writing songs and began to write poetry. once i started college, i added prose and spoken word to my creations.

this friend of mine managed to inspire me to write a song. so, i started with a fresh page. that didn't work. next page. next page. three attempts in the trash. okay, i need something soft to hear. i played "iron clad lou" by hum, and let my mind come up with a different tune. i began to write. i wrote two verses and a chorus. i wasn't able to come up with a bridge, but, with the small start i had, i was impressed. i was extremely happy with the outcome and grateful that my friend had encouraged me to pick up the lyric writing again.

today, i showed my friend the song. he loved it. he told me he would put some music to it. i kind of teared up, it has been so long since i have written a song. to know that he liked it enough to write music for it gave me an overwhelming emotion of bliss.

i don't know if i'll write songs regularly, but i know i'll do them from time to time. thank you to my friend, eddie, for reminding me that i have it within me to write whatever pleases me.

december 5, 2016

below you will find the lyrics:

i don't know
why
i can't let myself feel
the way you smile
underneath my breath
is it too much to ask of you
to stay one more night?
is it too much to ask of you
to help me feel alive?
i don't know
where you're coming from
yeah, i don't know
how long you'll be with me
i don't wanna let myself
give in to you
but it is so damn easy
to laugh and breathe with you
is it too much to ask of you
to stay one more night?
is it too much to ask of you
to help me feel alive?