“After all this time, I’m back, so how have you been?” she said. “I got lazy & stopped
putting the effort in” she said. “I lost my good habits somehow” she said. “I want
to see if I can rediscover 3 or 4 of them now” she said.
Composer: Ed Hooke Written: December 2019-March 2020 Recorded: March 2020
“You know life sometimes goes not quite how you’d planned” she said. “Problems pop
up here & there then they expand” she said. “Some you can do nothing about” she said. “They
tie you up, they drag you down, they suck you in & wear you out” she said.
“Life has been stormy. I’ve been under a cloud” she said. “My head filled up with
noise. It all got too loud” she said.
“Now I’m starting anew” she said. “It’s good to be here & it’s really good to see
you” she said.
“Some weird stuff happened I could not understand” she said.“ “Work went kind of wild
& it got quite out of hand” she said. “Issues I had to address” she said. “Stuff with
my family. It all became such a horrible mess” she said.
Commentary She came back. The carthorse unconditionally welcomes the return of the
Some of the challenges I set myself when composing/arranging/mixing this
song were as follows:-
Time signatures * to have fun with a variety, occasionally bending
them a bit.
Rhythm * To have 1. Or 2.
The verses * Musically repetitive & discord-based
– but then again not too repetitive. * Each line of each verse to have its own unique
melody. * Fewer syllables in 3rd lines; more syllables in 4th. * Words that don't sound
like they were written by me.
The choruses * To capture a sense of simple joy musically. *
Those chords & that chord progression.... ah it's up to you to work them/it out
(taking into account the melody line) for yourself! The 'unexpected' highlight chord
is relatively easy: C# major.
“Sometimes you try things but then your fingers get burnt” she said. “You lose your
way & forget what’s important” she said. “Searching but what for?” she said. “I found
wasn’t even certain who I was any more” she said.”
I still don’t quite understand exactly why she went away but filled am I with joy
‘cause I am so glad to see her here today.
I don’t get, at least not yet, exactly why she went away. Still I fill with joy ‘cause
I am so glad to see her here today. Here I am & here she stands & I feel clueless
what to say so I just grin in joy ‘cause I am so glad to see her here today.
Though I still don’t understand exactly why she went away Delight makes my eyes bright.
I am so glad to see her here today. Here I am & here she stands. Who knows if or
how long she’ll stay?
I just grin in joy ‘cause I am so glad to see her here today. Here I am & here she
stands and she asks me if I’m OK. I blush, grin, filled with joy ‘cause I am just
so glad to see her here today.