The Songs : More (For You)


Music (10/07, 1/08, 5-6/08) Words (10/07, 1/08, 5-6/08)
*Finished* 6/08

I should say to you just how I feel right now
words will seek the truth but not reveal somehow
love… my great mystery
how I longed for you
keep your strangle hold on me

Time will not stand still in fact it runs like wind
I will ramble ‘til the morning sun begins
love… still a mystery
after all this time
keep your secret safe from me

You make me want to be better
than I have ever been before
love will leave you if you let her
from here on out I will give more
for you
for you
for you

I would rather die than watch you slip through my hands
this is what you need to never misunderstand
love… in my history
I lived in fear of you
I could not believe in me
love… once my misery
now I live for you
and I will keep your secret safe with me

You make me want to be better
than I have ever been before
love will leave you if you let her
from here on out I will give more
for you
for you
for you
you

Your voice makes me live for the sound
and I won't be gone 'til I'm under the ground
nothing can pull me away
you make me desperate to stay
and I cannot wait to repay
it must be true
I will always be the one for you

You make me want to be better
than I have ever been before
love will leave you if you let her
so from here on out I will give more
more, for you
for you
for you

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Background:
Music: I had this nice little funky stretched out verse riff for the longest time with no words. I played it ad nauseum until something else came, and then finally another progression off of that riff happened - way before any words appeared. Then I think I had the 3rd progression just after a sort of vocal melody and the lyrics started, but it took quite a while for words in the chorus to show up.
Lyrics: Slow to come; the first couple of verses were there before any of the "love..." stuff. The chorus part was way behind everything else. Took quite some time to figure out what I wanted to call it : Mysterious Love, Love (Mystery), Mystery... but none of them really felt right. Based in loose part on my early romantic history, how in general it's hard to express how you really feel and how quiet (or rambly) I can be - and a conversation I had with Steph early in our relationship, when I actually told her "you make me want to be better".


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