A little While Singer/Songwriter

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Creative Brief

As some of you know I am a writer of lyrics, and my favourite genres are the stage musical, country music and contemporary folk in the tradition of Leonard Cohen, Paul Simon, Mary Gauthier, Kesang MarstrandJanis Ian and people of that ilk. This one belongs to that third category. I think it really needs only a melody, a singer and a straightforward accompaniment, probably on the guitar. I have no objection to a bit of percussion or bass but the important thing, in my opinion, is a simple, appropriate and attractive melody that complements the words without overpowering them. Hence my modest requests above. I've subtitled it 'A Cynical Love Song'. I think you'll be able to see why. First, here are the words:

 A Little While

Let’s be lovers for a little while
Not tell each other lies
Be smiling when the sun comes up
Not bother to be wise

(Refrain)
I know I’m not your knight in shining armour
I know I’m not the lover of your dreams
I know I’m not the one that you’ll remember
And nothing’s ever quite the way it seems

Let’s be lovers for a little while
For once not play the game
Just hold each other close tonight
You know you feel the same

(Refrain)
I know I’m not your knight in shining armour
I know I’m not the lover of your dreams
I know I’m just a substitute pretender
And nothing’s ever quite the way it seems

Let’s be lovers for a little while
Just wait for morning light
Let’s give each other what we need
And share this sacred night

(Refrain)
I know I’m not your knight in shining armour
I know I’m not the lover of your dreams
I know that you’ll be leaving in the morning
And nothing’s ever quite the way it seems

Let’s be lovers for a little while
Let’s put our dreams on hold
Let’s make believe that this is love
To keep us from the cold

(Refrain)
I know I’m not your knight in shining armour
I know I’m not the lover of your dreams
I know I’m not the one you would have chosen
And nothing’s ever quite the way it seems

Let’s be lovers for a little while
The morning comes so fast
Let’s do the best with what we’ve got
And make the night time last

(Refrain)
I know I’m not your knight in shining armour
I know I’m not the lover of your dreams
I know I’m not the one that you have come for
And nothing’s ever quite the way it seems

Let’s be lovers for a little while
Let’s hold each other tight
Let’s make believe that this is love
Let’s try with all our might

(Refrain)
I know I’m not your knight in shining armour
I know I’m not the lover of your dreams
I know this isn’t all that you had hoped for
But nothing’s ever quite the way it seems
No, nothing’s ever quite the way it seems

© David Gardiner 2011

 

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Genre Singer/Songwriter

Collaboration started April 29, 2017 by DavidGardiner
Last upload 2yr+11mo ago


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Effective on Apr 29, 2017


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DavidGardiner has declared the following Composition and Sound Recording copyright intentions for this collaboration, when completed:

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DavidGardiner David Gardiner
Walthamstow London United Kingdom
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ItsaVerb Bernard Rominski
Farmington MN USA