When My Love Awakened

©Will Spicher 2017

May 5, 2017


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girl you know
I'll be the first to watch you dance
and you know
I will listen to your songs
you can come
to me for conversation
but there is just one thing you may not know

can you feel the Sunlight warm your face
and smell the Fragrance on the Rain?
can you hear a Whisper in the Wind?

when your life
was overwhelmed and broken, I came
and I poured
my heart into your pain
then I saw
you smiling for the first time
and Something deep within me began to flow

did you feel the Sunlight warm your face
and smell the Fragrance on the Rain?
did you hear a Whisper in the Wind
when my Love awakened?

did you sleep a little more deeply?
did you breathe a little more freely?
did you step a little more lightly?
did you smile a little more brightly?
that is all I need to know

you can stay
near or you can walk away
with my Love
whichever way you go
you will know
that I'll be rooting for you always
but come on, baby, I still need to know

do you feel the Sunlight warm your face
and smell the Fragrance on the Rain?
can you hear me Whisper in the Wind?
when my Love...
when my Love...
my Love awakened!

About the Song

If you are a pretty girl that I have Loved (and if I Loved you, then you are a pretty girl—by definition), then there are some things I want you to know about my Love for you: I gave it to you wanting to make your life better—in all aspects.  As I wrote, "Love is the foundation of all Virtue. It is the force that drives me to seek your highest, fullest, and deepest Good. It causes me to want you to be healthy, happy, whole, strong, fulfilled, restful, peaceful, etc…"

I also felt (and still feel) my Love was empowered by God (Who invented it, if nothing else). That is why I capitalize "Love" and related words here. I hope that comes through in the song because it was the central theme, sensation, and inspiration around which I wrote it.

And there is something I would like to know: Long after I no longer miss the sound of your voice, the sparkle in your eyes, the warmth of your words, and the anticipation of spending time with you—after grief has turned the pain of losing all these things into memories that I will cherish forever—I still want to know something very important to me:

Was my Love at all fruitful and effective? Did it produce anything good for you and in you?

This is what my Spirit drove me to say when I wrote this song.

After all, you once told me, "Love is a very deep word."
I could not agree more.

About the Music & Video

I have big ambitions for this song and hope for a full production.  It will be unlike anything I have ever published.  However, my production skills have become quite rusty with six years of inactivity, and I really wanted to get this recorded—to get something finished!  That being said, I am really happy about the way it turned out, more than I expected to be.  Many of you have tried to tell me that the simplicity of me and my guitar is more effective than I give it credit for.  Perhaps I am learning.

So the recording is simple: the portable Zoom H4n recorder strategically placed to get a good balance and tone on both my voice and my guitar (Taylor 814ce) while I monitor the recording with in-ear monitors.  Then straight into Sony Vegas, with rudimentary audio processing, for editing.

Thanks for listening and watching.

There are three things that are too amazing for me,
four that I do not understand:
the way of an eagle in the sky,
the way of a snake on a rock,
the way of a ship on the high seas,
and the way of a man with a maiden.
Proverbs 30:18-19

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