Writing A Song – Part 5

When I sat down to write the lyrics for this song, I knew generally that I wanted to write something upbeat and positive.  So I started thinking about what makes me happy.  The obvious things came to mind… spending time with my family and friends.  Around this same time I happened to be commenting on Facebook about how much I loved mint chocolate chip ice cream when I was a kid.  It got me thinking about how important it is to appreciate the little (and big) things in life while they are happening.  Time passes and if you don’t appreciate the good in your life you might not even remember how good you had it.  And if you do remember, you might regret not enjoying it more.

That sentiment is essentially what this song is about.  The lyrics are pretty transparent, maybe too much so, but they are from the heart.  If anyone gets anything from this song, I hope it is a decision to spend more time with the people they care about.  I can’t imagine anyone would ever regret following this advice.  So here’s my song, for anyone that would care to listen.

“Love In Your Life”

do you ever feel like you don’t know where you’ve been, sometimes
do you ever feel like a stranger in your skin, sometimes
do you ever feel like it all goes by too fast
my friend you’ve got to take the time, live in today, and not the past
do you ever feel like you don’t know where you’ve been, sometimes

the air, you breathe, all the people in your life to see
don’t wait, delay, take it in don’t let it pass away
the love, in your life

through my day to day, I sure don’t want to miss
the real moments of my life, the hugs, the laughs, and each sweet kiss
there will come a day, when I’ll be moving on
don’t want to look back at my life and feel my focus was all wrong

the air, you breathe, all the people in your life to see
don’t wait, delay, take it in don’t let it pass away
the love, in your life

when you’re not feeling alright
don’t know where to begin
remember don’t lose sight
look into your heart
take comfort within

the air, you breathe, all the people in your life to see
don’t wait, delay, take it in don’t let it pass away
the love, in your life, today

© 2011 Mike Cendana

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