6 AUGUST 2018

DAY 6

Song name: Sum of Days
Instrument and key: Guitar C
Creation time: 1 hour
Rating 1-10: 8

Lyrics:

Leave me walking leave me nothing
I’ll make something I can take it slow
World’s still spinning And I’m still learning
And my head ain’t turning In this space I’m in

I won’t wait I won’t hesitate to walk away
If this control is here to stay with you
It’s ok I’m up for sitting down with anyone
Moving on with anyone

I can’t stay in this holding
Can’t you see I don’t know what to do

Leave me be my heart's a mystery to anybody
Most the time it’s nothing to me my love
We’re the sum of days
And when we’re gone we’re never coming back to this place
Colours slowly fading away my love
This day is over never to be lived again

Leave me hanging My hearts still beating
And I’m still breathing I can take it slow
World’s still spinning And I’m still learning
Around and about you Is only open road

I won’t wait I won’t hesitate to walk away
If this control is here to stay with you
It’s ok You know I’ll batten down with anyone
You hang around to spread a little truth

I can’t stay in this holding
Can’t you see I don’t know what to do

Chorus

Weather report:
Cloudy morning sunny afternoon.

Doing today?
Met a friend Matt Hooper at main festival stage to write a song, skating with kids, Polzeath beach for bodyboarding, pizza and wine, met Jacqueline and Richard Waring from Liquid Sound. Extraordinary couple, Jaqueline got given a one way ticket to California by a stranger when she was 18 and went - got offered full residency but came back after being trapped in a house after an earthquake. Richard makes his own valve amps and is a miracle walking - should have died several times due to health issues. He’s still alive. Madness.

Feeling today?
Great day - did the song first thing and enjoyed a day off with the family.

Who/what inspired you?
I had the guitar piece and chorus already written as it’s an idea that I was working on for a while but couldn't get a verse/pre-chorus melody. Matt sat down with me and came up with good melodies for them. He said something great about just imagining you are having a conversation with someone talking around the song subject and then take the terminology used in a normal conversation and put it into the song and it becomes natural sounding. Think we got there with the order and melody - will continue to make lyric changes to this as it’s a good song with slightly rushed words which can push the song into a cheesy place sometimes.

Song about:
The desire to live as a free soul, not to be controlled or trapped. Not judge others and having belief in yourself.