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make up your mind

Written for Ritchy to his music. See also my former blog entry. I had to rewrite the chorus, but we kept the lines "when will you make up your mind" and "when will you tell me your answer":

we got on like a house on fire
we talked, and we laughed, the time stood still
for an evening

comradeship layered on desire
beneath the surface lurked a thrill
maybe I'm dreaming

should you
think that we shall stay together
would you
please decide this now or never
could you
take me as your friend and your lover

should you
think that we shall stay together
would you
please decide this now or never
could you
take me as your friend and your lover

when will you make up your mind
when will you tell me your answer

are there reasons for your aloofness
when I called (you) you seemed not too keen
to see me

I don't want
to hear foul excuses
you can bet
that I was confused when one day
I received your message

should you
think that we shall stay together
would you
please decide this now or never
could you
take me as your friend and your lover

just tell me where we stand now

should you
think that we shall stay together
would you
please decide this now or never
could you
take me as your friend and your lover

when will you make up your mind
when will I know where we stand
when will you tell me your answer, Babe
when will you tell me how you think 'bout us
when will you make up your mind
when will I know where we stand
when will you tell me your answer, Babe
when will you tell me how you think 'bout us

should you
think that we shall stay together
would you
please decide this now or never
could you
take me as your friend and your lover

just tell me where we stand

should you
think that we shall stay together
would you
please decide this now or never
could you
take me as your friend and your lover

when will you make up your mind
when will you tell me your answer
when will I know where we stand
when will you tell me your answer, Babe
when will you make up your mind

time to think

Written for Robin to his music track. Robin tries to 'pitch' songs to other musicians. Many try this, hardly anybody with success. Today you have to have connections into the music industry, and you are expected to provide backing tracks that can be used without any modification. Only the singer, the vocal track, is replaced, should you be successful. Providing rough demos with just your voice and a guitar hoping for some A&R manager to listen to your song and suggest it to a star is an approach from the 1970ies and earlier. My friend Craig tried that approach to no avail in spite of his great tunes, solid guitar playing, and wonderful voice. Unfortunately, he is not interested in trying a singer-songwriter career in the country genre himself. Well, Robin DOES provide the backing track as well as required these days, and he DOES have some contacts, so let us wish him luck!

These are (mostly) my words:

we were lovers
we were of one mind
I all yours, and you all mine

we were best friends
one heart and soul
united all along the line

let’s give us time to think
to realise what we feel
I will not give up hope
that you'll be back with me

let’s give us time to think
maybe reshape our lives
I wish with all my heart
that our love revives

time and routine
made our love wear thin
the happy hours became rare

I hope we will
recover common ground
'cause underneath the love's still there

let’s give us time to think
to realise what we feel
I will not give up hope
that you'll be back with me

let’s give us time to think
maybe reshape our lives
I wish with all my heart
that our love can revive