I spent some time over the last few weeks trying to write a song. It’s been a while since I have written one. I’m so hard on myself to see perfection or at least my idea of perfection in my writing that I have not written much lately because I put such a huge heavy burden on myself. But I knew I couldn’t do this 31 Days without writing a song.
Carrie asked me why I haven’t written one in so long and my answer is to write a song for her is just short of writing one for God and that it has to be perfect. It’s not just writing a song and being ok with it. It’s writing one that people can invest in, it says something and it moves a person. That’s difficult and even more when it’s either to or about the person you love the most.
I started out just throwing ideas out there and finding a good melody. Then I chiseled away at the lyrics. Finally I came out with a song called Forever Is Not So Long. The idea is that we do have forever but that doesn’t seem like long enough to spend time and share enough love. Some say time flies when you’re having fun and that is so much a truth so when you’re married to the one God gave you, then time is obliterated. There’s not enough of it.They say forever’s a long time They say it goes by so slow This isn’t about those who doesn’t know love I want to talk about us and our love Forever is not so long Time goes by so fast And we can’t say Forever is long enough I know my heart is your No matter what comes I’m sure This commitment we have, can not be taken back Your mine We’re in this together, you and I forever All time Forever is not so long Time goes by so fast That we can’t say Forever is long enough Hand in hand, heart to heart, we are You and I we are one No slowing time, it goes by so fast So let’s do what we can to make it last Forever is not so long Time goes by so fast That we can’t say Forever is not so long To love enough Time goes by so fast That we can’t say Forever is long enough