lust

Song #32: Time of Day

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This week's song is more of a style experiment than anything. I very much enjoy listening to a lot of Oldies and classic R&B and so I thought I'd enjoy writing my own modern spin on those genres. There's nothing profound in the least about these lyrics but that too was keeping in form (most of those old songs are really simple). This one's just for fun.

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LYRICS:

You walk by me everyday

walking in your freedom

And I can't help but imagine the day

you give me all your lovin'

 

I can't help it I'm falling for you

Dream of all the crazy things we would do

But you don't even give me the time of day

 

You move ways that drive a man wild,

But only give resistance

Tight pants, tight shirt, show off your style,

but keep 'em at a distance

 

I can't help it I'm falling for you

Give me one shot, you'll want me too

But you don't even give me the time of day

 

I sure hope you don't get pissed

But it's past time you know I exist

 

I can't help it I'm falling for you

Dream of all the naughty things we would do

But you don't even give me the time of day

Song #26: I'm Ready

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There's a lot going on in this song, but to me the essence of "I'm Ready" speaks to knowing that something isn't quite right but still being drawn to it. It's about making your bed in the confusion... the lure of the forbidden... the play between resistance and secretly longing to have your self-protective walls blasted through.

I was privileged this week to have worked with a cowriter - Orlando, FL artist, painter, model, yogini and all around beautiful soul Julie Sandifer, who penned these lyrics and helped in the creative process. Julie infuses wisdom and passion into all of her art, which is made obvious in these powerful words.  If you would like to see more of Julie's work, click to visit her blog or paintings.

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LYRICS:

so here I am again. ready. I think I'm ready.

who ever said that love was supposed to be so pure and healthy?

there's love in the chaos; love in the greedy need

how do we forget the past when the memories are so deep?

some hearts open slowly

mine is open freely

but it shuts quickly

 

I invite you in. you don't want me. you want in.

I can't want you  - what is this?

  simple it is not. fearless it is not. intense it is.

 

so here I am again. ready. I think I'm ready

turn me on. turn it off. i need both.

earthy, lusty,  - more more more

stay close. encourage me to let go. my heart is full.

dedicated and all is love

somethings are not meant to be figured out, right love?

so tell me; I want you to tell me

 

I invite you in. you don't want me. you want in.

I can't want you  - what is this?

  simple it is not. fearless it is not. intense it is.

 

no symmetry, lovesick lover

be worthy. try harder.

you can't go wrong.

do more more more -

 

I invite you in. you don't want me. you want in.

I can't want you  - what is this? 

simple it is not. fearless it is not. intense it is.

 

so here I am again. ready. I think I'm ready.

I hope I never have to say goodbye.

Song #11: All of It

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Turn on any pop radio these days and you're likely to hear Bruno Mars crooning about how his girl is "amazing... just the way [she is]."

While it's a great song, what irks me is that he praises only her wonderful qualities and how great he makes her feel. The thing is - once you get past the initial stages of dating, no one is all bubbles and unicorns all the time - even the most beautiful woman on the planet. Once lusty attraction turns into a committed relationship, some of the more... hidden... sides of our character start to rear their heads. This is where love begins to replace lust: when we begin to accept and even love ALL that makes someone who they are, rough edges and all.

I thought it'd be fun to write an honest song that challenged the Bruno Mars track - praising a lover's "shadow side" and loving someone TRULY "just the way they are."

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LYRICS:

I could write a thousand lines

about your hair, about your smile

it's true you are beautiful the way that you are

but we've all got our shadow side:

bad mood and fears and age-worn lines

and just as many times as you make me laugh,

you can be a real pain in the ass

 

your tears mix with makeup and create a mess

you're out late with friends sending drunken texts

you kick back at home in old baggy sweats

and I just can't get enough of you

 

and I choose all of it

I'll take all of you

if it weren't for all of it,

you wouldn't be you,

and I wouldn't know what to do

 

the worst thing I could ever dream

is your compromising anything for me

you were fine before you even knew my name

so don't you dare go change a thing

or settle for less than amazing

and I promise you that I'll do the same

 

so what if it's been months since you touched a broom

and damn girl if you can't clear a room

I just can't get enough of you

 

and I choose all of it

I'll take all of you

if it weren't for all of it,

you wouldn't be you,

and I wouldn't know what to do

 

you sure clean up nice when you go out to dance

but I like you in that tank top and those yoga pants

it's safe to say I'm your biggest fan

and I just can't get enough of you

 

I choose all of it

I'll take all of you

If it weren't for all of it,

you wouldn't be you,

and I wouldn't know what,

no i wouldn't know what to do

Song #5: I Want Love

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"The natural man has only two primal passions, to get and beget."

[William Osler]

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LYRICS:

if I could be honest

if I could tell the truth

I am getting bothered

by the thought of you

just don't you forget

that I am a man

and I have needs too

 

I need love, love, love

give me love, love, love

I want love, love, love

from you

 

so reach out and touch me

or I will make a move

I am right here, hungry

I have an ache to soothe

there just aren't words

to say how much I burn

but I'd be glad to show you

 

I need love, love, love

give me love, love, love

I want love, love, love

from you

 

I am haunted by the scent

of the back of your neck

why are you so damn far away?

I feel like reaching out to you

and pouring me out

could you come over and stay?

why don't you come and stay?

'cause I need you now...

 

I need love, love, love

give me love, love, love

I want love, love, love

from you