creativity, Music

Love At First Sound (Revisited)

October 26, 2020

In a previous post, called “Sound Bytes #6….The Finale”, I included a song I wrote specifically for my Sound Bytes series. (If you click on the link above, scroll down toward the end of the post and you’ll find the song.)

The song is called “Love At First Sound”. It’s about my instantaneous affinity for both, the Puget Sound, and for the musical sound of Lizz Wright. (That’s Lizz with two Z’s, and W-r-i-g-h-t.

I think she’s a very special person and singer. She knows how to sing Wright, live Wright, think Wright, eat Wright, and love Wright. (The W is always silent). What?! 😀

After I did the video of my song, “Love At First Sound”, I listened to it many times and I heard a second harmony, which I wanted to tack onto the end of the song. So I made another video and added the harmony.

To hear it, click on the triangle below:

So the guy in the center of the computer is me singing the melody. The guy on the left side of the computer, singing the first harmony on the chorus, is myself. The guy who popped into the video, singing the second little harmony, is I.

So we’re not triplets. It’s just Me, Myself and I singing the song. Our 4th twin wasn’t able to be here today.

(Cause he doesn’t exist! 😂 )

In my post, “Sound Bytes #6….The Finale”, I mentioned that I wrote the words for “Love At First Sound”, first, and then a month later, I added the music. That was atypical for me. Normally, I write the words and music at the same time, whenever I write a song.

But when I wrote the lyrics, I didn’t “hear any melody in my head” like I usually do.

So, one evening (about a month later), I was sitting at my desk, trying to coax a tune out of me, and I suddenly thought of a song I wrote when I was 27, called “Happy Cause Jesus Is Mine”.

I don’t know why I thought of that song but I did. And as I thought about that melody, while simultaneously reading the lyrics I had already written, I suddenly realized that the melody might fit just right over the lyrics of the song. So, I got my guitar and started playing around with the melody and lyrics and …Voila!…it worked!

So I decided to record “Happy Cause Jesus Is Mine” and unveil (is that too dramatic?) it here, so you can see how it fits over both sets of lyrics.

In the following video, I sing it in English and Korean. I was a Korean translator for most of my adult life so I wanted to be able to sing it in English and Korean, so I had it translated into Korean.

I think it has merit, so I want to share it.

Hope you enjoy it!

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