Stephanie Lynn, how do I begin?
to define this love I feel within
I resign myself to you again
Stephanie Lynn, you came like the wind
all around you cause my world to spin
and I have found to be without you is a sin
If you do
bask in the thrill
Stephanie Lynn, I've tried to keep it in
but I defy you to remove my grin
you're the prize that I don't deserve to win
When you do
we will be
and they can
drown in jealousy
this much in love I've never been
if you were to leave
I'd die a man made of tin
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Music: I envisioned this as sort of a jangly, country-ish, funky ballad. Yeah, right. Started on the chords after I got an idea for the verse vocals. Pretty straightforward and simple, a verse progression, a bridge and a pseudo-chorus, with a funked-out version of the bridge at the end. Barely over 3 minutes.
Lyrics: I had already thought about writing a song with Steph's name in the title - though it didn't occur to me it would work (lyrically/poetically) until I included her middle name, and that was after she told me I had to write a song using her name (sort of in jest, it was right after we heard the song Amie by Pure Prarie League). That got me re-thinking it, and this song happened. Nice little Wizard of Oz reference at the end, eh?