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October 8, 2007

Vital Signs

This song came to me in two separate parts. The chorus woke me up about 2am one morning while I was enjoying a cuddle with my beloved wife and I starting thinking about how lucky I am to be in that position and how fragile relationships can be. The music came to me while I was practicing an arpeggiation pattern and moving it around different chord combinations as simply as I could. The parts came together over a period of ... weeks, I guess. The rest pretty much wrote itself once I had the basic ideas down.

The song debuted in my fRETfEST semi-final, October 2007, and seemed to go down well. Steve Dillon was there and said it was a good song and my best so far, so I thought I'd better post it ASAP and see what people think ... ??? You can listen to a stream here or download it (mp3, 5.4MB) here. I performed everything and it was recorded at QUT by Adam Howard and mixed, etc by me at home.

Vital Signs

Will we be lovers this afternoon?
Will I still see you after dawn?
I won't lie, I want to keep you near.
I can't believe you and I are here.

Let me lay my head on your chest. I want to hear your vital signs.
In the still of the night I need to know I'm alive.
Stay with me. Let our lives align.
Hold me close. Be forever mine.

Will we find happiness together?
Will we find peace between ourselves?
I won't lie and say the future's clear.
I can't believe you and I are here.

Let me lay my head on your chest. I want to hear your vital signs.
In the still of the night I need to know I'm alive.
Stay with me. Let our lives align.
Hold me close. Be forever mine.

Moonlight shines on you
A silver glow.
I feel your soul inside me.
Will we grow?
I can't say but this I testify.
All I know is I would like to try.

Let me lay my head on your chest. I want to hear your vital signs.
In the still of the night I need to know I'm alive.
Please don't lie. That's my deepest fear.
I want to believe our future's clear.
Stay with me. Watch our worlds entwine.
I want to believe you'll be forever mine.
Now hold me close and be forever mine.

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Here's a video of me performing it at SNQ Presents, Kitty O'Shea's, in May 2010:

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Please note: This song is APRA registered: Work ID GW35903985; ISWC T-060949628-7. You can copy, reproduce and distribute any part of these lyrics and chords for any non-commercial purpose as long as you acknowledge its source. I'm interested in your feedback, comments, suggestions. If you make something good out of it, let me know and I'll consider adding it to this site.

If you perform it or broadcast it for any purpose, please let APRA know.

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Posted by Huge at October 8, 2007 10:29 AM
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say Huge,

I listened to this song. it has a nice intimate vibe to it. if you sing and just play guitar like this on live gigs, I'm sure lots of people will pay attention.
Bill Thurman

Posted by: Bill Thurman at June 2, 2009 3:07 PM

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