@beat usually sends me electronic music that I put words to. But this time he sent me these words: a song for the love of his life. The next morning I awoke with a country tune in my head. As I became fully conscious, I thought: I wonder if this tune fits Beat's words. And it did, perfectly.
Finally had the chance to bring out the acoustic guitar.
When my wife and I got married, she had some vinyl albums of Don Williams, and I fell in love with his songs. I aspire for this song to be a little bit like his.
Being a love song begging for duet voices, I asked my wife to sing on it. When we lived in Colorado, she was in an all-woman bluegrass band that toured festivals and shared the stage with a lot of well-known acts. Those were fun days.
I'm so happy that FAWM gave us a chance to sing together for an audience, and to do it on St. Valentine's Day.
You kept on sleeping
And you kept on breathing
Breathing to the rhythm of the night
And you kept on sleeping
And you kept on dreaming
Dreaming to the rhythm of the night.
I was watching you sleep last night
With the scent of your hair fallen down
And the sense of your skin on my fingertips
And your breathing, the only sound.
We were lying so still in the moonlight
And your skin had the softest of gleams
I was speaking your name so loud in my mind
That I’m sure you must have heard it in your dreams.
I was watching you sleep in the stillness
Suspended in time somehow
And if I never see even one more day
It’s enough to be here right now.