August 02, 2009

A Song for June Continued

(Part one can be found here and some notes can be found here.)
Dear June,

This is the third attempt in the last hour to try and create something that is not stupid nor embarrassing. I am not sure that I am succeeding but I won't fail for lack for lack of effort. I have tried to compose blindly as well as by using television themes.

Tell me dear June, would you not find it to be incredibly romantic for me to sing you a love song based upon the theme to Gilligan's Island or Threes Company. Wouldn't it be great to have it set to Sesame Street.

"Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale
a tale of a fateful trip,
that started from this keyboard,aboard this tiny ship.

The blogger was a mighty writer, the girl a...."

See that is just horrible. Or what about:

"Sunny Days, sweeping the clouds away,
On my way to where the air is sweet

Can you tell me how to get, how to get to June's street

Come and play
Everything's A-Ok
Friendly games to play with June on June's street

Can you tell me how to get,how to get to June's street"

See, that is better than the first attempt, but not really what I want. And don't even get me started about the attempt to use The Jeffersons or Land of the Lost.

As long we are playing this game I had thoughts to use themes from television/movies along with pictures. Could have done something with LA Law and Moonlighting. Played around with Dallas, Knots Landing and the Dukes of Hazzard. I even considered using the Drew Carey Show but didn't for obvious reasons.

So I kicked all that junk to the cyberspace curb and mulled and considered my options. I let my iTunes shuffle run in the background. Was it coincidence that The Letter came on followed by Funkytown. I don't know.

For a long while I lived my life the way that Mick sings in Visions of Paradise. He said it well with:
Just use your heart not your head
While I fall apart in my bed
I find myself aching for you
I feel myself breaking in two
So as I release a mighty sigh I think of you and smile and admit that thus far my attempt to write a song for you has been a bit of a bust. But old Johnny is what you can call, determined and tenacious. I don't give in or give up easily. This was just the first round.

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