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“The Future You”

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Some time ago Robin asked me if I had some unused material laying around. I sent him a couple of old songs I wrote years ago, but that never made it to a final recording. You know, the stuff you think that you will finish one day when the time is right.
One of these songs was "Beside You", a song I wrote for my "Songs of Love and Loss" project. Years ago I had made a demo version, with due to the lack of a real singer, some awful vocals from my part...
Robin told me he could do something with that, so I sent him the audio files of the separate instruments and gave him total freedom to use them (or not) in any way he liked.
The result was "The Future You", a sparkling new song with brand new lyrics…
Imagine you could go back in time and talk to the person you were: 10, 20, 30 years ago? A conversation with your "old" self; how would that go?

You can read more about it on his blog.

In the player you can listen to Robin's beautiful song, and my instrumental demo version of Beside You.

 
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You’re beside me
What’s 2 see?
Only words between myself ‘n me
I’m buying the future, see; you’re sellin’ a history

Walk beside me, then
What’s to do?
You know the secrets of me & you
I’m a modern man; you’re 21st Century

What’s my future?
I wanna know
I’ll miss the places where I shouldn’t go
That’s the problem when you meet The Future You

So can you tell me what’s in store?
And can I rewrite my history?
So very 1984

And can you tell me bout my life?
Have I a dog & kids, perhaps a wife?
And no money worries, anymore

Can you tell me of a love?
Who’s fine & strong & takes my breath away?
And she’s the first thing in the morning, yeah

Better be careful what you wish for, fish for,
When you wanna hear about The Future You
Dead, uncomfortable, wise or very wonderful?
Totally unbelievable, totally unpredictable
Better be careful what you wish for, fish for,
All you really wanted was a better you & me
You wanted rosy, nice & cosy,
What you got instead ...? ... No guarantee, no guarantee

That’s the problem when The Future You comes a calling
That’s the problem when The Future You ... The Future You comes a calling

And can you tell me of a love?
Who’s fine & strong & takes my breath away
She’s the first thing in the morning
Thats the problem of the future ...
When you know it all ... you know it all.




Lyrics & adaptation: Artie Q
Original melodies & harmonies, piano & classical instrument programming: Jef De Corte
Guitar: Mindmovie

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