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Dogwood Daughter: THE LISTENING ROOM

Walking With the Moon

(Dogwood Daughter)
June 4, 2012
Martha Maria

This is one of those songs that just crept up on me when I was not expecting or trying to write anything.

The day before I wrote it, I was sitting in a Barnes and Noble reading a music journal.  My eyes lit on this phrase:

"Music is not about perfection."  That phrase hit me like a rock!

I've been hindered in music and life by perfectionism. I made a conscious decision not to strive for perfection on this song.  I used the vocals and instrumentals I recorded on the first take.  It took me all of about thirty minutes. 

I decided, what the hell....I'm letting this song fly imperfectly into the world right now.  Freedom!  Yes, freedom from the tyranny of perfectionism.  

 

Walking with the Moon
Walking in the night
Walking without you
Trying not to cry
Walking with the sun
In the early light
Wondering where you are
And did I not love you right
Walking with the trees
And creek behind the house
Wondering what I'd say
If I could see you now
And would I wish you well
As I watched you walk away?
Or tell you go to hell
I'm not sure which I would say
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Walking with the Moon

Walking in the night

Walking without you

Trying not to cry
Walking with the sun

In the early light

Wondering where you are

And did I not love you right


Walking with the trees

And creek behind the house

Wondering what I'd say

If I could see you now
And would I wish you well

As I watched you walk away?

Or tell you go to hell

I'm not sure which I would say


Repeat first two graphs