Acoustic Jim – Forever

Written on June 25, 2011 at 3:07 pm | No Comments |

Officially the 2nd track from the new album to be finished and mixed.

 

It’s a stripped back acoustic track with acoustic guitar and double bass inspired by listening to Amos Lee.

 

The Theme: Love

 

I got married in 2010 and ahead of the ceremony I was browsing for readings. Everything I found was quite generic and impersonal so I decided to write something myself. The result was The Gift’ which I later decided to turn it into a song called ‘Forever’.

 

The songs tracks the first time I knew I was in love which was back in 2001 when I was living in Frankfurt Germany.  It was a strange feeling but one that literally occupied my thoughts from the moment I awoke to the moment I fell asleep. It then talks about how falling in love essentially made me a less selfish person because when you love someone else you start to love yourself a little less. I also touch on the feeling of giving away a part of myself, whether that be my heart or my soul, and that in order to do so you have to completely trust that that person is the right person. My favourite line from the song is,

 

‘Life can never be that hard with my best friend by my side.’

 

I opted for some female vocals on the chorus as it seemed fitting for a song about eternal love. A special thank you to Edie Lobo for providing them.


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