Week 34 – The Man I Want To Be

While thinking of ideas for this week’s song, I stumbled upon a quote online. It goes something like this: “The man you want is the man I want to be, but without you, I can’t be that man. Without you, that man’s gone forever.” It’s author is unknown.

I think it says a lot when a man feels that way about the woman he loves. It means that for her, he will become a better man; that because of her, he is inspired to be the man that she wants.

It’s really quite a beautiful and powerful quote, and this song was born from it.

I’ll keep this post short, because it’s Boxing Day and I’m sure everyone has had a brilliant Christmas weekend. I’ll let the song speak for itself this time.

I feel so blessed for this long and happy Christmas, full of food, family and lots of love…

I’d like to wish everyone out there a cup filled with joy and laughter. And if you’ve been following this blog, and my songwriting journey, thank you so much for the support. God Bless you all 🙂

The Man I Want To Be
© Music and Lyrics by Marcel Lee Pereira, 26 Dec 2010

You deserve someone better than me
I’ve made you cry more times than I can count
You’ve seen in me the good that I can’t see
I know that I was lost but now I’m found

For you, I’ll change my ways
In my life you take first place

CHORUS
You see the man you want is the man I want to be
You see the man you want is the man I want to be

Sometimes darkness makes the world so clear
How I cried when I almost lost your love
You stayed by my side despite the fear
Like a ray of light sent from above

For you, I’ll change my ways
In my life you take first place

CHORUS
You see the man you want is the man I want to be
You see the man you want is the man I want to be

Without you, I am gone forever
Only you… make me want to be better
Your breath has shook my very roots
I willingly surrender

CHORUS
You see the man you want is the man I want to be
You see the man you want is the man I want to be

Week 32 – Save Me A Kiss On Christmas

I’ve been meaning to write a Christmas song at some point, so I guess this week’s it. It’s two weeks before Christmas after all, so why not? 🙂

Spending time with family is I think one of the most important things to do every Christmas season, other than of course celebrating the birth of Jesus. That’s why songwriters have written much about coming home for the festive season.

Songs like “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”, ” Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” and “Driving Home For Christmas” are some of the more popular examples I can think of.

This week’s song is all about coming home. It’s written from the perspective of someone who has gone away from the woman he loves to seek his fortune. She has given him her love and support, and is patiently waiting for him to return.

Now, after he’s done what he had to do, he’s trying to get home for Christmas, but he isn’t sure he’ll make it time. Flights are full, traffic is a killer, and everyone just seems to be getting in the way…

Still, he’s hoping for that special Christmas miracle to happen and he’s asking his love to save him a kiss when he returns.

Lyrics below:

Save Me A Kiss On Christmas
©Music and Lyrics by Marcel Lee Pereira, 11 Dec, 2010

The nights are a getting colder, this time of the year
I’ve been away too long, sung my song, climbed my mountain
Your voice was all I could hear

You told me to follow my heart, down the uncharted path
Since I’ve been gone, you’ve waited for me, so patiently
How I’ve prayed to see you again

There’s a star rising above your door
I’m a long way off, but I’ll get there for sure

CHORUS
The streets are filled with people
With nowhere to go
The city lights
Part of a show
Time moves too slow
My heart’s already flown
Save me a kiss on Christmas
I’m coming home soon

I’ve missed my flight and the traffic’s not a pretty sight
Will I get out of here, I’m lost in space, want your embrace
Your smile like starlight dancing in your eyes

A voice inside of me, telling me to believe
To hope against hope
I see a star rising above your door
I’m a long way off, but I’ll get there for sure