LEARNING AS I GO (2009)


Seems like such a little thing to say I love you now and then
Dedicate a moment to a promise that's renewed again
But I shouldn't need reminders
Or see those questions in your eyes
I've a ways to go, and hope you realize

Realize
That I will always love you, learning as I go
Season after season, learning as I go
Every day you show me something I don't know
Teach me for a lifetime, learning as I go

Sometimes I’m so silent, you must surely wonder what I feel
Sometimes doubts begin to hurt, and yet the smallest touch can heal
I dont hide 'my imperfections
Wrap them up in some disguise
This is who I am, I know you realize

Realize
That I will always love you, learning as I go
Season after season, learning as I go
Every day you show me something I don't know
Teach me for a lifetime, learning as I go

We'll have years to spend together
What a difference living makes
There are bound to make mistakes
Just give me some time


But I will always love you, learning as I go
Season after season, learning as I go
Every day you show me something I don't know
Teach me for a lifetime, learning as I go


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Ian had written this melody to another lyricist’s work, but they two had some differences on the direction of the song. Ian really wanted to use this melody and asked me to write a totally new and different lyric for it.

This was an object lesson in finding a hook that worked and building a lyric around it. It’s written with a very mainstream sensibility to it, with an emphasis on being positive and uplifting.

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