I have a new friend named Matt Crumpton who is passionate about music, both writing and performing. He has chosen law as his profession but still finds time to be involved in music as much as he can. In fact, he has dedicated his study of law to focus on entertainment law so he can be involved in music just about every hour of the day.
When he suggested a co-write, I loved the idea. It turns out that he had a pretty clear way of getting his ideas across. So all I had to do was help him form those ideas into lyrics, chords and melodies. The story behind the lyrics is pretty personal to him so I won’t get too specific. But, as he was explaining things, I could definitely relate. I’m not sure how I would be able to successfully contribute to a co-write if I couldn’t relate to the concept.
He decided that I needed a break up song for The Mixtape Project (although I feel like I have a few) and he had a few recent experiences on the subject. He talked about a relationship where a break-up was inevitable but the reason for doing so were completely intangible. The girl was amazing, beautiful, caring, selfless, kind, supportive, and all about Matt. So, in the bigger picture, it seemed like the romantic relationship was great and could have been life-long. But, he said that there was just something not quite right.
Matt subscribes to the idea that there is one special person out there for everyone and he hopes to find that person. He feels like he will know her when he finds her and for him, this just wasn’t “the girl”. This girl was incredible, even in the brief moments I knew her, but I guess she just wasn’t the “right” one for Matt. I think when one realizes that, it makes things really hard. Hard enough that Matt had to call it quits with her.
Even though the break up was hard, they both knew that everything would be ok. They were both pretty hurt about it, but they will live to love another day. Sounds cheesy when you say it like that, but it was the clearest way to communicate the sentiment. When Matt said it, it just felt like a good lyric. Let me know what you think.
Love Another Day
The dream is shaken up
But I won’t lose sleep tonight
There’s nothing wrong with it
It just isn’t right
Screaming without making a sound
My head won’t pull my heart of the ground
‘Cause it was good but not good enough to stay
So we’ll live to love another day
You see me breaking up
You see me crying too
There’s someone that I’m looking for
It just isn’t you
We put our wishes on a falling star
But it turns out it was burned out
And now we are
I think the song itself sounds just like the lyric. . .sad but hopeful. It’s the kind of thing that you hope happens for every song. It’s simple, but I think the lyrics are firm and communicate the sentiment precisely as Matt explained it.