Thursday, July 30, 2015

Secrets Of My Songs #7 (Want Your Love)

I call this song one of my most baffling. The original (poetry) version was so long, but before I took it into the studio I decided to cut it down. I took out what would have been the bridge because, and quite frankly, it would have ran well into four plus minutes. (The fast version) And probably six minutes for the slow version. And this is about a fifty / fifty thing, editing songs from their poetry versions. Sometimes I do and sometimes I don't. Not to mention, the bridge part just didn't seem to fit and would have taken the song off track from the amazing tempo we put it to. 

But while this one was one that I did do a lot of editing with, it still was written for someone special in my life back when I was still in the navy. She came to visit someone in Virginia, from Michigan, when she was 16 years old. I was 19 or 20 at the time. She stayed for a week, visiting her aunt or something and she and I had a pretty good time together. I was heart sick when she had to leave to go back home. We kept in touch for a few years by writing letters. She wrote me more than I wrote her though. I always wanted to go to Michigan and see her, but I never did. I don't know why. I'm a dumb ass I guess. 

Twenty or so years later, I found her on the internet. Anyhow, this was definitely one of the poems I wanted to make into a song. With such fond memories behind it, there was no choice. To make things even better, where this song is concerned, I ended up with two versions. Originally, I wanted it to be a slow love song, but it was my producer, Brian Preston, who thought it would sound good more uptempo. He was correct! It did sound good uptempo. We still did the slow version too. And as an even extra bonus (for me) I was able to use the pics of another friend of mine for the slow version video. I will have to say that as far as this song is concerned, everything eventually just fell into place. Because of this, it has become my personal favorite of all my songs. 

And here is the slow version

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