(Time For) Moving On Singer/Songwriter

Released January 28, 2020

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Composition

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James Fraser ("offthewall")
South Shields near Newcastle Tyneside United Kingdom
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Composition, guitars, vocals, production.

Sound Recording

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James Fraser ("offthewall")
South Shields near Newcastle Tyneside United Kingdom
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Composition, guitars, vocals, production.
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Pete Midipunk ("Midipunk")
Northern Kentucky USA
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Drums
JeanL T ("JeanLui")
Córdoba Andalucia Spain
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Bass
Artist's Notes

A very dear long-time friend has recently decided to make the biggest change in her life.

About 7 years ago she lost her husband to cancer. Her two children have now moved away, one to Canada and the other to Ireland, leaving her rattling around on her own in a big house.

The decision has now been taken to sell up and move on.

However, the moving on part is not straightforward. She has bought an apartment in Canada and a Trailer home on a holiday park here in the UK. The plan is to spend winter in Canada and summer here. A very brave decision at age 70.

In doing all this she has had to get rid of most of her life-time possessions which included some musical instruments.

All she is keeping is a travel guitar. The piano has gone and I sold a Telecaster for her. The other, that was left, was a very nice acoustic guitar which she has kindly handed over to my safe-keeping.

As a thank you I wrote her this song using only that guitar.

Lyrics

(Time For) Moving On. For Dorothy.                            James Fraser ©2019

 

There comes a time in some of our lives when we think of moving on.

A time when kids have flown away and other loved ones are gone.

What do we do with the time we've left, is there enough to make a fresh start

All we can say is take that leap, we got to follow our heart.

 

This is the time of our lives, not everyone can understand

To follow the dream we have, trace the ripples in the sand.

There comes a time when we know if we don't do it now

There'll never be another chance. Do it, do it somehow.

 

Some may say it's a strange choice to make, uprooting your home.

What they don't realise is the power of that urge to roam.

All those past years living our lives have taught us many a thing

This is the time,  right now,  to take to the wing.

 

This is the time of our lives, not everyone can understand

To follow the dream we have, trace the ripples in the sand.

There comes a time when we know if we don't do it now

There'll never be another chance. Do it, do it somehow.

 

The memories we have accrued stay with us in our heart

They're with us everywhere we are so we can make

That fresh start

 

This is the time of our lives, not everyone can understand

To follow the dream we have, trace the ripples in the sand.

There comes a time when we know if we don't do it now

There'll never be another chance. Do it, do it somehow.