You Can Love Me

by This Temple Eden

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1.
I'm looking at stupid things That make me smile and make me think of you They let me think of you I'm walking in the pouring rain With a smile so broad let me explain It doesn't matter if I'm soaked through, I'm thinking of you When the alarm wakes me too soon If the darkness outside is still penetrating my room I'll find the sunshine, just thinking of you You see I'm thinking of you When I see letters set to post White waves crashing off the coast Fresh paint on the canvas bright Sunrise and the sunset light Lovers walking hand in hand At the bar, the covers band Fleeces, scarves and wooly mitts All these things, and little bits Caster sugar on a nose Floppy hats and emerald clothes Brightly coloured little cars winter sparklers, wishing stars romantic glances on the screen Waking up after a dream I'm thinking of you I'm laughing at stupid things That make me smile, they make me think of you They make me think of you When the evening dark closes in When the loneliness holds and embraces me That's when I'm most likely, thinking of you That's when, most likely, I'll be thinking of you
2.
Did you feel, anything at all? Is there someone (me?) you would like to call? I know the floor needs cleaning So I wouldn’t blame you leaving the phone call today, but maybe someday? Was there something, as we walked together as we chatted (beneath) inclement weather? I’m not optimistic of tasting your lipstick but I’ll ask today, or maybe one day We sat together, just inches apart did you want to reach out (touch) and let something start did you feel motivation to rival frustration that I feel today, I feel each day And so the time came, to say goodbye a quick hug and release (why?) a lack of desire? did you want to hold tighter and dream of a brighter future someday, maybe one day
3.
If I dream 02:38
If I dream of the sea, would be the waves for me If I cruise to foreign shores will fill the sails for me As I float on the brine laden water, refresh me With your smile, and your beautiful eyes that talk to me If I dream of a utopian future will you be the chrome, and the minimal inlaid LED To compute in perfection, be the binary Be the shine, be the gloss, be the element unique If I play whiskey laden, rocker on the road Be the biker chick, be the Harley, be the leather on my skin As we road trip the light fantastic, fuel my wanderlust Be my rock, be my roll, be my rhythm be my blues If I dream, dream of you, will you be my fantasy Be my muse, be my blood, be my not to be, to be Be the air in my lungs, be the breath that sustains me If I dream, dream of you will you be reality, to me
4.
Gigi Rainbow Sparkle sighs Bills to pay and food to buy So she pulls on her dress. She’ll sparkle once again for them She pulls on her dress and sparkles once again for them Gigi Rainbow Sparkle’s shy In my mind a silent butterfly But on the stage in dress she sparkles in the night for them On the stage in dress she sparkles bright for all of them Gigi Rainbow Sparkle why? You’re a chrysalis, not merely stimuli For when you wear your dress you sparkle in the night for them They don’t care about your dress as you sparkle in the night for them Gigi Rainbow Sparkle sways A dance serene, a monologue ballet As you remove your dress you sparkle in the night for them Slowly remove your dress and sparkle in the night for them Gigi Rainbow Sparkle’s bare Leered at, pawed at, lustful glare You dance without your dress and sparkles lose their shine with them You dance without your dress and they don’t care, they’ve seen and they move on Gigi Rainbow Sparkle ‘hi’ I want to speak but my throat burns dry Wont you put on your dress and sparkle in the night for me Here take, put on your dress and sparkle evermore for me Sparkle evermore for me…
5.
Everyday 03:19
Everyday, I feel the same, a constant revival When, I see your smile, I’m lifted a while, above my reflection Then I will ascend and dream of an end-time everlasting Where, we talk and we share, cloud nine in the air. Come to revive me now. Everyday, I look for you, seeking out my muse As, I seek a hint, find your imprint, passing through each day Then, catching your scent, ideas ferment, and I feel elated The world continues to turn, that’s of no concern, For you have revived me now Everyday, I wait in hope, that I might find you Here, looking for me, wanting to be, part of a future When, we’re both aware, emotions ensnared, mutually satisfied And so as night falls, sleeping dreams call, tomorrow’s a brand new day A brand new day
6.
You're like the moment after lightning has faded from the sky And you're like the shadow from the moonlight, dancing on the lake Throwing reflections as the waves wash, hiding in each swell Sharply thrown into bright focus, an after image in my eye You’re like the moment after lightning has faded from the sky And you’re like the new dawn and the new day, providing a new chance Refreshed, cleansed and renewed, to begin again one more more time Post storm, everything feels filtered, now faded, you purify You’re like the moment after lightning has faded from the sky And you’re like the raging river torrent, that landscapes on its way Subtle and delicate in texture, yet potent just the same Awesome and magical in nature, awaiting thunder’s sigh
7.
It’s just a crush you said you liked that song I said I liked it too but anything more’s too soon, we just share a tune It’s just a crush It’s just a crush So where’d you like to live? A cottage in the lakes Well that’s a coincidence it’s not transcendence it’s just a crush It’s just a crush So you like silence too a quiet place to relax, Sit back and contemplate doesn’t mean it’s fate It’s just a crush It’s just a crush Yes, thunderstorms are great Even when camping out late It’s awesomeness in sound reverberating around But this is just a crush It’s just a crush Like a camper samba van A dream of one day soon And then grow old together, whatever the weather It’s just a crush? It’s just a crush I hold you in my gaze Unsure of future days I always feel this way, with the words you say It’s just a crush
8.
I’m calling to you From far so far away My voice is never clear But listen and I’ll Sing the sweetest words into your ear (Oh I’ll) Bring the brightest light to your darkest fear (Oh I’ll) Free and set you high, when you’re feeling low (Oh I’ll) Be ready to walk [rock] when you want to go [roll] My longing is true Despite the gulf between One day our paths may touch Till that day, well I will Can you hear me calling Calling out your name Just a boy who’s falling Over and over and over again
9.
In the night, when you moved close to me You held me tight, with sincerity As we drift ever closer now I’m so scared, that it could end somehow Just you and me, left on our own With no one to know, we were laughing Now I know, that you really cared Now I know, I should not have dared Just you and me left on our own With no one to know, we were laughing Just you and me left on our own With no one to know, now I’m crying out to you
10.
Instinct, instinct Is it by instinct, that you walk away? Footsteps, ever fading Fading away until I hear no more As the vultures swoop they catch my eye Catch the tear as you whisper ‘googbye’ Instinct has crossed my mind, but I don’t understand Was it instinct that made us walk out hand in hand Lonely, ever lonely Left on my own without a word to say Seeing you, hurts me deeply now But if the feeling had gone, why does the pain remain? Hand in hand, lonely in the streets at night Hand in hand, wandering with delight Hand in hand, hoping everything is alright Hand in hand, hoping everything is alright?

about

One September, in 2013, I decided to set myself a challenge. I had been very impressed with The Magnetic Fields’ 69 Love Songs and the response by Gal Musette to create 70 love songs. I thought I could at least make some effort. I set myself a challenge to write, record and release my own collection of love songs, in one month. Not only was there a time restriction, but there was also another little caveat. All the songs were to have been composed and inspired by playing and riffing on the ukulele.

Well, it took two months, but here is the completed work. I hope you like it in some way.

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released November 1, 2013

Written, recorded and produced by Darren
Cover image by Suzi Blu.

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