January 1, 2004
I Long for the Day
I started writing this song for a bet in 1996. At the time I'd just had *another* band fall apart through no fault of mine and had move in with my then-girlfriend (now wife), Angie, quit my comfortable public service job and gone back to Uni to study journalism.
Angie asked me why I didn't just give up the whole music thing, and I explained that I couldn't. She wondered why, and I explained that it was just sort of in me and wouldn't go away (I'd tried before). She said if it was in me, I had better prove it - could I write something right now?
I started stuffing about with a Bluesy thing in A and had written the three verses by that night. The middle 8 took another couple of years (I'm still not happy with it - ideas, anyone?).
Got a girl who thinks there's something special about me.
[this part being re-written]
Don't waste your life away
Got a dream that some day I'll be somebody special.
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