Monday, July 16, 2012

"If You Want" (lyrics) by Scott McLean

"If You Want" (lyrics) by Scott McLean
written and released/published on Monday, July 16, 2012

If you want
n' i know you do
If you like
you won't be true
to color, food
or factory wood
donut, pizza
coffee house
speak in shouts
i'll be a mouse
loyal foil
never heard of it?
hang on to betrayal
'sa really good way to feel
cartoon balloon
sliver of the moon
stick out your tongue
lemonheads not made in the sun
it's hot, you're not
but i'll hose you off
with a squirt gun
cough, cough
we're in elliptical orbits
my face is to the fun
your happiness is asleep
in the black of night
walking on the beach
strolling 'round the lake
setting my mouth
for every other flavor
in unpredictable fashion
if you want
n' it's your driving force
if you like
we can go by horse
to reach the land
of if you want
'n if you want
we can leave today
'n every day
if you want
i'll even pay
'cos when you want
to be with me
is what i like
if you want
i want
and that want
is by you 'n me
if we want
if we want
for us
real life love
from fantasy.

This song was written very early this morning (according to the clock I was looking at between 5:15 am and 5:35 am) and it takes the form of poetry with no particular rules, except I do rhyme sometimes. 

I think this could almost be a radio single, however it's not a smooth and happy love song all the way along, though it ends up that way.  I like songs that show some of the difficulties in relationships.  Oftentimes 'likes' change and that's why in the beginning it goes "If you like, you won't be true."  I meant true to what you like, but also it's understood that can change a relationship, causing two lovers to grow apart.

When I think about the songs I've created/recorded and put here, I wonder if people might like to hear a more positive and uplifting song, yet one that is still like real life.  That's the reason for these lyrics.  I'm influenced and inspired by many people.  To the recent comment, thank you very much and I'm happy to know you.  Kind words inspire and encourage me to write songs and that's the main reason I wrote the lyrics for "If You Want" in such a spontaneous way today. 

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