I began a re-write of a song I recorded back in the day....way, way, back in the old time of about 2007-08. No, I'm not trying to live in the past, haha, it is more so something I randomly thought about and I began writing as the idea flowed. Once I was finished the re-write (well almost done...need your opinion below), the song had changed keys, changed some melodies, and the lyrics are almost completely different. I personally enjoy the new version and I think you will too.
If you remember the song "Alive" from the "Matter of Time" cd, you may be surprised (and I don't know, maybe you won't be) at how much it has changed; it could almost be an entirely seperate song in itself. Any who, it is about 92.932111% finished. The only part I'm wrestling with is the lyrics in the 2nd verse, line 2, in bold below. This is where you're help is needed to finish this rewrite! so I can record it and give you the free mp3 download.
First choice for you to make...do you like the start of verse 2, line 2 as option 1) Here before you I stand or option 2) I'm uncovered, laid bare.
Secondly, do you like the end of the line as.... 1) offering every piece of me, 2) offering everything I am, 3) everything I have
Please send your responses/opinions in below. Once we make a final decision I'll get it recorded in the next week...2 at the latest and like I said, send it out to you.
Thanks for your amazing
Alive (Only You That I'm After)
You’re the First and the Last
You were, are, forever
How could I not abide
in the One who gives me life
In Your eyes, I'm alive
I'm all Yours now and forever
I surrender my heart
It’s only You that I’m after
Theres nothing, that could part, the bonding of our hearts
Here before you I stand, offering every......(piece of me) or (thing I am) or (thing I have)
or (line below)
I'm uncovered, laid bare, offering every piece of me
It’s only in Your eyes, that I found true life
Oh, You’re all that I’m after
Its always been You, and it will always remain You
Oh, You’re all that I’m after
There are so many things I love about Christmas time. People seem to be just a little bit more chipper, family and friends come together, and there are sweets galore...if you didn't know, I have a major sweet tooth. And how can you forget all the classic Christmas songs!
From Thanksgiving to Christmas at our house, you will likely hear one of our many Christmas mixes playing throughout the house. They are a good reminder of what the season is really about (our Savior's birth); this helps keep my spirits focused in the right direction. Today, in the spirit of Christmas music, I wanted to share a video of my Silly Grandma playing "Silent Night" on her harp. It's such a beautiful sounding and looking instrument and she does such a wonderful job playing one of my favorite Christmas songs. When we go back to Chicago area to visit, this is something I look forward to every time; very peaceful and inspiring.
One day, I plan to record a Christmas song with Grandma. I have already asked her and she agreed she would love to team up, so some day, hopefully sooner than later we will get that going! Enjoy the song!
I thought I'd kick the New Year off on the right foot. A goal I've had ever since recording "Matter of Time" was to get a video snapshot together to share with ya'll. Due to some initial computer and video camera issues, I was unable to put this together until now. But hey, better late than never, right! I hope you enjoy.
Are there any goals or projects you have been putting off for a while? What is something you would like to kick off and check of the list this year?