As I Listen

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"As I Listen" - Terry Fatland

I can see the stars

as they glow in your eyes.

I won’t let go, no I won’t.

I can touch the clouds in my fantasy.

I won’t let go, no I won’t.


As I listen; as I listen.

Let’s not pretend.

As I listen; as I listen.

Let’s not pretend.


If we can find a way,

then we will not cry.

We will not cry in our dreams.

Until we reach that shore.

It’s a key to Heaven’s door.

We will close our eyes

and see you there.


As I listen; as I listen.

Let’s not pretend.

As I listen; as I listen.

Let’s not pretend.


And should you want to know.

We don’t want to know.

We just want to live to realize.


As I listen; as I listen.

Let’s not pretend.

As I listen; as I listen.

Let’s not pretend.

About the Song

I wrote this song in 1989 in Ontario, California. I was 18 years of age at the time. It is one of my favorites. I am a big fan of fantasy, if you can’t tell already. This is a place where I can let my imagination run wild. This same year I met one of my favorite authors: Ray Bradbury. He’s a giant when it comes to using one’s imagination. I also got to see another one of my heroes in 1989: David Byrne. He played a show in Los Angeles. His sound was a mixture of Latin, African, and Brazilian music. It was an awesome sound. I love it when artists combine different sounds together. It adds a little spice to music. Now, let’s back to the song, “As I Listen.”

The song was actually a chord progression of another song I wrote entitled, “Free Yourself,” that I wrote the year prior; and for some reason, this was a magical chord progression, I could make a thousand songs with this chord progression: G, Am, C, and G.

The song was originally an electronic song (also known as Synth Pop) composed with a keyboard. Electronic music is one of my favorite genres of music. This song also works well with the acoustic guitar.

If you are interested in hearing this song, click on the video above. It’s an acoustic version of my song. I apologize for quality of the recording. I recorded it with my Flip Video Camcorder. The guitar is much louder than the vocals. Sorry about that. If you read the lyrics, while listening to the song, it may help hear the singing better.

Thanks for stopping by.

Terry

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rjsadowski 4 years ago

Great pictures that were well suited to the words.


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Terry27 4 years ago from The Place Called Love Author

Thank you rjsadowski. I'm glad you enjoyed it.


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Silent hurricane 4 years ago from Israel

I love the poem, and I love the pictures too. Thank you for sharing.


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Terry27 4 years ago from The Place Called Love Author

Thanks Silent hurricane. I'm glad you liked it. It's my pleasure to share my work with others.

In regards to the song, I'm actually revising it. I am writing a new chorus. The new title of the song is "Intuition."

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