We Used to Be (#FAWM)

FAWM (February Album Writing Month) has begun, at least at 7 am New York time. This is my first time and I think my approach for writing 14 songs in 28 days is to write the lyrics upfront and then go back and write the music. After FAWM is over, I can work on the mix and other production tasks to, hopefully, release my first album.

We Used to Be (copyright 2018 Kathy Holmes)
Songwriting Prompt – Breakups

Verse 1

We used to be so in love
You were everything I’d been dreaming of
You were supposed to be my second chance
I passed men by without a glance
But now you’ve grown cold, and we’re a cliche about to unfold

Chorus

But wait…
I refuse to be
That’s not our fate
Can’t you see
I won’t let us fail statistically
At what we used to be

Verse 2

Words were said what we couldn’t hold back
It was so unlike you to go on the attack
You turned away, pounding those computer keys
I ran out the door, grabbing the Baracuda keys
Pedal to the metal, radio blasting, making my plans, consequences everlasting

Chorus

No wait…
I refuse to be
That’s not our fate
Can’t you see
I won’t let us fail statistically
At what we used to be

Bridge

Running on the beach as fast as I can
Knowing in my heart there’s no better man
Turning back, praying to God

Chorus

Cuz wait…
I refuse to be
That’s not our fate
Can’t you see
I won’t let us fail statistically
At what we used to be

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