This tenth track arrived only a day before the eleventh track, and I began to feel the pressure was really on. I reacted to this in my usual way – by procrastinating. If I’d been worried that six months passed before I completed Grey Horizon then imagine how I felt as a total of almost eight months ticked by while I was struggling to find inspiration for this piece.

Perhaps I was feeling creatively strapped by the decision that all the tracks on the album would be either ‘weird’ or ‘wonderful.’ Next time round I won’t put myself under this kind of pressure. After all, the days of the “concept album” are way behind us. In the age of digital streaming even the concept of an “album” is a bit of an anachronism!

Anyway, I’d been wanting for some time to write a song in celebration of my relationship with my partner Nikki. It just took me a little longer than it should have to realise that this was the tune I could do that with!

 

 

 

It’s a sunny day
Smells of fresh cut grass
It’s a cloudless sky
Endlessly rolling past
It’s starry nights and starry eyes
Fav’rites on TV
Real coffee and pumpkin pies 
And dinners on our knees

That’s what it means, to have you near
Let myself feel free
See those rainclouds disappear
That’s what it means to me

It’s a certain smile
Warm, and full of fun
It’s the extra mile
You run for everyone
It’s lazy days and lazy nights
Walking in the park
Day tripping to see the sights
And coming home at dark

That’s what it means, to have you near
Let myself feel free
See those rainclouds disappear
That’s what it means to me

There were times I thought I’d missed every chance
You saved my life, showed me how to dance

I feel, invincible
Incredible as it seems
That’s what you do for me
That’s what you mean to me

Sunny days, cloudless skies
Rainclouds fading on far horizons
No-one knows how that feels
No-one knows just what you mean to me.

Repeat chorus to fade.

 

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Beresford & Wallace: Weird and Wonderful
Beresford & Wallace: Suburban Nostalgia