After writing my first song, someone told me about an event called FAWM; February Album Writing Month. Songwriters come together from all over the world and spend the month of February writing music and collaborating. The goal is to get 14 songs in 28 days, but even just a single song is better than nothing. The atmosphere in this event is just amazing. Everyone is so helpful and provides good critiques of your work. You can also listen to songs by others and give feedback. So far, it has been a great experience.

Time Moves Slowly was a hard one for me to write. I came up with the whole thing from scratch. Holy crap was that hard to do. I don’t know why, but I must have just been tired. I whipped out a quick version and went to bed. I hated the lyrics though. They didn’t make sense, they were too personal, they needed adjustment. So I spent my lunch hour at work re-writing them, and then recording a video. Here is what I ended up with:

When I got home that night, I recorded it, added some instrumentation, but for times sake, used my processor to generate the harmonies. Here’s how it sounded:

Just tonight, I finally got the chance to fix the harmonies. Plus, on recommendation by someone else, I extended the last line of the song.

I’m liking this one in the end. Could still use a little more of something, and a slightly better recording overall, but this will do for now.

 

Here are the lyrics:

Time moves slowly, when I’m with you.
Love me, hold me, I’ll always be true

When we were young we didn’t have a care,
under a sky so blue
Our love was strong, we knew we’d go somewhere
And so we said I do

Time moves slowly, when I’m with you.
Love me, hold me, I’ll always be true

The baby came I looked into his eyes,
He looked so much like you
The sleepless nights the never ending cries
It all felt so brand new

Time moves slowly, when I’m with you.
Love me, hold me, I’ll always be true

The days they slip away, how time flys by
Even when I’m with you
The kids they grow so fast, don’t blink an eye
I guess the sayings true

Time moves slowly, when I’m with you.
Love me, hold me, I’ll always be true

But still our love is strong, We’re getting by
There’s nothing we can’t do
Enjoying moments, making up the time
When I can’t be with you

Time moves slowly, when I’m with you.
Love me, hold me, I’ll always be true

Time moves slowly, when I’m with you.

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