WHAT YOU’VE MEANT TO ME – PART 1

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MEANT TO ME #2-6/5/15 Copyright 2015 by Judy Unger

MEANT TO ME INSTRUMENTAL #1 Copyright 2014 by Unger

Song Garden

#1 LESSON WITH PEACHES – 7-20

#2 LESSON WITH PEACHES – 7-20

#3 LESSON WITH PEACHES – 7-20

My post below is prefaced with some audio clips from my voice lesson yesterday with Peaches. I realize I have become more and more focused now on finishing the endeavor I have started, which is recording all of my original songs. My musical passion has taken up all of my energy, and writing for two blogs has become challenging.

I realize also that my audio clips probably sum up exactly where I am. Be aware, that these clips are approximately 8 minutes each. I think I probably should spend more time singing with Peaches and less time talking! However, I’ve been eliminating the “shoulds” in my life, one by one. Talking with Peaches is great fun, and I actually had to cut out at least ten minutes of raucous laughter. Sometimes we’re both lying on the floor in hysterics!

WHAT YOU’VE MEANT TO ME

Copyright 2010 by Judy Unger

You live within my love songs, and the music from my heart

I always sang love to you, right from the very start

Right from the very start

I’ve written a song to tell you I love you

For if something goes wrong, I want you to know

How special you were in my life, in my music

I want you to know what you’ve meant to me

So, I wrote you this song to tell you I need you

For if something goes wrong, I want you to know

That I loved you more than I ever told you

I want you to know what you’ve meant to me


I care for you so tenderly, but you know I am unsure

And afraid to comprehend; any love that might endure

Any love that might endure


I’ve written a song to tell you I love you

For if something goes wrong, I want you to know

How special you were in my life, in my music

I want you to know what you’ve meant to me

So, I wrote you this song to tell you I need you

For if something goes wrong, I want you to know

That I loved you more than I ever told you

I want you to know what you’ve meant to me

What you’ve meant to me, what you’ve meant to me

What you’ve meant to, to me

I want you to know what you’ve meant to me

After sharing so much about pain and friendship, I will move on to love. I have finally recorded one of the three songs that I wrote for my husband.

Before I ever had children, I certainly matured regarding the differences between love and infatuation. It seems like a lifetime ago where it was just my husband and I, without pets. My children would certainly squirm if they read this, however, they don’t read my blog!

Once again, when I look at my diary I laugh at my shallowness of how I viewed romantic love. I have been married close to thirty years, and it is fascinating for me to think of how I came to make such a huge decision to get married. My diary entries were focused on how exciting it was, without any thought to the implications. It was interesting for me to read how I shared the excitement of my engagement first with Cheryl, and later on my parents!

I was definitely very young and immature.

Prior to my engagement, Michael and I went on hiking and motorcycle adventures. My parents would have been horrified had they known that I was on the back of his motorcycle. It was a huge secret that they are still not aware of. Michael used to park far down the block, and I would hide my head on his shoulder with the terror that someone might tell my parents!

Michael and I hiked a lot on our “motorcycle adventures.”

The three songs that I wrote for him were:

What You’ve Meant to Me

Saying Goodbye

Song of Joy

When I play those old love songs I can get very nostalgic.

“What You’ve Meant to Me,” reflected my uncertainty. I was young, fickle, and not ready to be serious with Michael. Not long after I wrote that song, I broke up with him.

After that, I wrote “Saying Goodbye.” I missed him, and channeled my emotion into that song. After being separated for six months, we reunited.

“Song of Joy,” was written for our wedding. It was the last song that I wrote. My wedding song was very complex musically and extremely personal. I don’t feel I could record it the way I wrote it for my wedding. Michael’s name is in the song, so it’s a little embarrassing for me to perform it.

I am planning to rewrite the lyrics of “Song of Joy” to create a more generic wedding song with commercial potential.

As I record my songs over the next few weeks, I will post them to the music page of my blog as well as specific posts to their content.

© Judy Unger and http://www.myjourneysinsight.com 2010. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Judy Unger with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

About Judy

I'm an illustrator by profession. At this juncture in my life, I am pursuing my dream of writing and composing music. Every day of my life is precious!
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