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The Map (FAWM 2011 #01)

Posted by on 1 February 2011

It's February, which means February Album Writing Month. During the next 27 days I'll be writing (and almost certainly recording) 14 brand new songs. (FAWM lasts 28 days, but we're traveling on the 28th.)

I haven't been feeling well, so I certainly wasn't planning on staying up 'til the official kickoff at midnight. Sue, on the other hand, knew all along she'd be going to bed without me tonight. She is much smart, methinks.

You can read more about this whole FAWM thing at the website; right here, you can listen to a demo of the song I started at one minute past midnight and finished at 3am, despite spending nearly an hour researching the recording problem on Sue's new laptop (short version: Microsoft's 'helpful' software strikes again.)

As (nearly) always, I started February with a love song for my Best Beloved. It's called The Map, and since the FAWM website doesn't take uploads for another 20 minutes, you heard it here first.

Listen to 'The Map'

Lyrics:

where do we go
and how do we get there?
what do we know?
and why do we care?
I look in your eyes
see right inside you
and I know you know
this is where we belong

we're out on the road
together forever
the sun in our eyes
we're never alone
wherever we are tonight
wherever we lay our heads
as long as my hand finds yours
I know that I'm home

it isn't four walls
that makes us a place to live
a mailing address
tree in the yard
home is a state of heart
knowing the one you're with
is happy as you
just having enough

we're out on the road
together forever
the sun in our eyes
we're never alone
wherever we are tonight
wherever we lay our heads
as long as my hand finds yours
I know that I'm home

a nomad can never be homeless
as long as I have a hand to hold
a pair of wild rovers, this wandering life
will never get old

I know where to go
just how to find my way
the light in your eyes
will show me the way
I've got all the map I need
to get where I'm going
straight into the sunrise
the rest of our days

we're out on the road
together forever
the sun in our eyes
we're never alone
wherever we are tonight
wherever we lay our heads
as long as my hand finds yours
I know that I'm home

3 Responses to The Map (FAWM 2011 #01)

  1. Sue L Canfield

    Thank you once again for a beautiful song about our beautiful life!

  2. Courtney Baker

    This song is precious. I listened three times! And I hear midnight can be the most inspirational time.

  3. Joel D Canfield

    Why thank you, Courtney! I do so love writing music. Drop by for the rest of the month for even more.

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