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Lost Alamos: Music

You are the Rhyme

(Lost Alamos)
© Brian Daniell 2011 ASCAP


Edgar Degas said, "Painting is easy when you don't know how and very difficult when you do."  Just as true with songwriting in general and even more true when it comes to love songs in particular.  There are so many beautiful ones, and, many, many more that are simply awful.  I avoid trying to write them, not because I do not love my life's partner, but because I just don't think I can do justice to the feelings.  For me it's like trying to capture sunrise in the Grand Canyon with a disposable camera.  Yeah, sure, you might get something, maybe . . .


But, here's my yearly shot at one, just a little snapshot of what's in there.         


They say that deep water and a far distant shore

Appear in your dreams, dear, if you want more

I’d write an ocean of words we could sing

We’d swim them together, wouldn’t that be the thing?

 

They say in the desert when the shadows grow long

The night wind brings voices of spirits long gone

I will go out there and ask them for you

See if the wind knows if it’s all true . . .

 

There’ll come a day when the storms are all gone

Cold nights a’melting into sweet dawn

Love is a song, dear, you are the rhyme

We’ll sing it together in perfect time

We’ll sing it together in perfect time

 

There is no season for love to go cold

Dream pages turn, a story unfolds

Live for tomorrow, love for today

You know just how, dear, for I’ve heard you say . . .

 

There’ll come a day when the storms are all gone

Cold nights a’melting into sweet dawn

Love is a song, dear, you are the rhyme

We’ll sing it together in perfect time

We’ll sing it together in perfect time

Love is the song, you are the rhyme