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Song: A While Ago

FAWM 2019

Album: FAWM 2019
Track: #11

I always feel weird telling a story that isn't really my own. Then again, I always feel weird telling one that _is_ my own, soo ....

Today's song was really fun to do, and I think maybe it still needs a little something to tie it all together, but I couldn't make any bridge fit. I like it as is, but maybe over time more will grow from it.

I would call this a "process" song that just comes from the discipline of daily writing rather than the kind of emotional spark I usually expect to come, and I'm hoping it's the first of a wave that doesn't feel too difficult/laborious. We'll see.

My initial feeling is it's a bit of a cheesy love song, but honestly, they probably all are ... vulnerability scares me. Please, though, critique away! I'd love to know how others hear it.

Lyrics Print

People tell me to revel now
Before I grow too old
But I still have to play it out
Or my story won't get told

I'm still filled with so much doubt
There's nothing I control
I'll never find one who I'll allow
To pour into my soul

A while ago
I dined alone
And a cry arose
Oh oh

In a quiet tone
I sighed you know
A while ago
Oh oh
A while ago
Oh oh

It's hard now to remember when
I felt that incomplete
Back when I would have never bet
I'd find something so sweet

I pinch myself again and again
And shout out in the street
It's the best life that could have ever been
At least it is for me

A while ago
I dined alone
And a cry arose
Oh oh

In a quiet tone
I sighed you know
A while ago
Oh oh
A while ago
Oh oh

It was sixty-two years for us
And I reveled every one
I blinked. You're gone. It's too tough.
We'd only just begun

A while ago
I dined alone
And a cry arose
Oh oh

In a quiet tone
I sighed you know
A while ago
Oh oh
A while ago
Oh oh
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