Week 392 // Above Us and out to Sea

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Listen down below
To the whispering pines
The secrets that they know

And way atop the trees
I’m gonna build us a house
that looks over the sea

Focus on the ocean calling
I will be there with you darling
Focus on the ocean calling
I will be there with you darling

A hundred years from now
Along a ragged sea
They’ll read our names out loud

Focus on the ocean calling
I will be there with you darling
Focus on the ocean calling
I will be there with you darling

Notes
I’ve played around with similar chord progressions and melodic ideas in the past (and pretty recently), so writing this week’s song sort of felt like putting on a well-worn old shirt. I think it would be an interesting project some day to track the songs that I’ve written with related structures and musical ideas. I have a feeling that nearly 400 songs would probably fit into around five general buckets — a thought to ponder another day.

This song plays with a recurring fantasy that Rebecca and I share of living together in a tree house. I think I was trying to build her a song as a safe refuge to return to as she looks ahead to an exciting new chapter as a law student this coming fall. In this song, I have perched the tree house above the ocean, because I know the sound of the surf will both comfort and inspire her. During the day, she can seek her adventure out to sea, and return home safe each night with the treehouse like a beacon to guide her. It’s a bit fanciful, but so is love, isn’t it?

~M.E.

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One thought on “Week 392 // Above Us and out to Sea

  1. I like the easy flow of this song. Maybe it is the chord progression. Congrats to Becca. Three years of law school will go by in a flash.

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