[COVER] Everything

I didn’t catch onto Michael Buble when he grew in popularity, so of course I had missed out on how good he could be. I think some people were comparing him to Frank Sinatra and other artists “of that genre”?

Regardless, hearing the song last summer at LOAH and having to play (turns out I didn’t need to play) it for the Victoria Day Celebration/Earthquake Relief fundraiser, I had grown a large interest in the song. The subtle guitar parts were interesting, and I remembered Buble saying in an interview somewhere (ET Canada?) that he wrote these songs FOR MEN (to sing to their girlfriend or wife). Not…that…there…is…any…relation…right…now.
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[ORIGINAL] Beautifulofyourself

I should really get that audio plug-in for WordPress, so songs can be streamed. That, or finally get started on my coding project.

This song is called “Beautifulofyourself”, and was written and recorded over a 3-4 day span at the wee hours of night (or morning?). For those that have me on MSN, you’d have noticed this title/phrase in my name for quite some time. I’ve been meaning to use it in one of my songs for quite some time, and here we finally are. “Beautifulofyourself” is actually a slight play-on/mash-up of words (ie. beautiful of yourself/beauty full of yourself/beautiful full of yourself) and definitely describes the vanity that we all hold. I’ll admit, with this song being upbeat compared with my other stuff, it was quite hard (even for myself) to multi-task.

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Lyrics:

I used to write beautiful songs for beautiful people, beautiful lands with beautiful steeples,
but its cause you’re beautiful I write this song today.

People used to say “Pretty you” and “pretty me”, not “pretty us” — we could never be.
I’ve wondered why, and wiped my eye, but you see…
I know that its cause:

You’re beautiful, beautifulofyourself; beautiful, beautifulofyourself…

I used to have beautiful dreams with beautiful people — ran like movies or series episodes.
Last night’s was about you and me… you’d never think to see!
You were there, and I was here,
got together and I brushed your hair (from your face),
we thought we kissed but in fact we missed, but you see I know that its cause:

You’re beautiful, beautifulofyourself; beautiful, beautifulofyourself…

You’re beautiful like angels…
She’s so beautifulofherself, I don’t know why.
You’re beautiful like angels…
We’re so beautifulofourselves, let’s gaze into the sky.
Cause You’re beautiful…
We’re so beautifulofourselves.
Cause You’re beautiful…
We’re so beautifulofourselves.
She’s so beautifulofherself…
He’s so beautifulofhimself…
I’m so beautifulofmyself.

[COVER] Name

Last night I felt the urge to listen to some random Goo Goo Dolls (I think?) and I stumbled upon their acoustic version of “Name” while on Radio Blog Club. And so while in the wee hours of the night I decided to learn how this song goes…and when I woke up, I played it again quietly while people were still sleeping.

It isn’t exactly an easy or hard song to play, but the way Johnny sings was brutal at the beginning, since there was a lot of off-beat-ness…add that in with the soothing guitar ballad (PLAYED WITHOUT A PICK), and things normally get complicated fast. Honestly, I re-recorded more than 10 times because I didn’t get one part absolutely correct — even now I am not 100% pleased with the recording, but here we are.

Turns out this is a love song…hrmmmmmmm.

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