finally, a new song!

so i’m extremely thrilled. it’s been four days since i started the blank project, and i finally – FINALLY – was able to write my first song.

i was riding in the car with my brother today on my way from work to my house and the first little verse just hit me immediately. i wrote it down and i just let it sit for a little bit until i got home and got to play with it. i started playing around with my guitar, and well, the mood of the song had already come to me. it was meant to be melancholic, cynic and sad. i started to tap into emotions and situations, and before you know it, i was recording the demo for it in less than fifteen minutes! i’m very happy with it so far. well, there will be adjustments and tweaks here and there to the song as the project moves along, of course, but i’m very happy with what came out. the words and the melody captured perfectly what i envisioned.

this is the first song i’ve written in quite a long time, and you have no idea how ecstatic i am about it.

[The Blank Project] “What Love Is” (Demo) by eddypmusic

[DOWNLOAD "WHAT LOVE IS [DEMO]” HERE]

the song is called “what love is”. the melody is incredibly simple – just two chords throughout the entire song. it is meant to evoke a melancholic and sad mood. the song is about a man who has traveled and been to all sorts of places (figurative and literal) to prove to their lover that they love them and that they want to be with them. once the lover finally sees this man for the first time, the lover rejects him and shoots him down in an incredibly hurtful way. the song ends with a moment of reflection by this man, who stands rejected and hurt, asking himself if the pain and anguish of having lost is what love really is.

here are the lyrics:

I’ve been here and there
Showed up everywhere
Been heard and seen
With a heart ripped at the seams
I still took a risk, took a fall
Isn’t that what love is after all?

I just want you to understand
That there’s nothing I can’t stand
If I came here for you
Then I can do anything
But you were only a cold, dead wall
Isn’t that what love is after all?

Why is it that this happens
Only to me
I’m here to take my place
Claim your sweet love for me
You tricked me, made me feel so small
Isn’t that what love is after all?

I’m just a guy of twenty-three
And I feel like love ain’t for me
Too much passion is just wasted
People broken for parts awfully
Run and hide in your coffee
Isn’t that what love is after all?
Isn’t that what love is after all?
Isn’t that what love is after all?

2 Comments

  1. Yay!! You’ve gotten through the writer’s block. We can keep this going I promise to keep harassing you with inspiration!

  2. And by the way it was lovely!!