Podcast #22 – Losing You

Matt Barker and I have been friends for years. It started out with his band The Dog Men Poets recording at Rhapsody Studios where I was recording with producer Mack Damon. They borrowed my Martin for recording a guitar track and I loved the energy of their music. Years later, Matt was working his solo project and we played shows together, wrote a song together, joined a book club together and played frisbee golf. I wasn’t very good but it was easier than actual golf.  He makes a wonderful eggs benedict, by the way, and his family is amazing. The story of how he and his wife, Yolanda, met and fell in love is fairytale awesome. His wife is beautiful, inspiring and one of the most intelligent and socially conscious people I know and his daughter is absolutely precious. They are amongst my favorite people in the world. Now he lives far, far away but we’re both in the Global Songwriters Group, YAY! We decided to collaborate over Skype for this one. I started with the idea of “NOT losing you”. There were so many stories of loss lately. Maybe I was just noticing it but, I wanted to focus on the opposite. We were only able to manage a few back and forth chats but, hells yeah, we made our deadline! 🙂

I love that we did this. We each took this as an opportunity to express how we feel about our spouses but, the writing of it was therapeutic for another reason. I miss my friends and any time we have to connect is a good time. I’ve lost some friends over the years and I’m grateful these people are still in my life no matter how far they are in distance. Friends. Awesome.

Also, here are the songs Matt Barker and I have done in the past.

People
Sick Romantic Thing (warning: I drop an F bomb):IFrame





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Losing You

You gave me a reason
I don’t know why I sometimes
say the things I do
and I can’t stand the
feeling of losing you
Can we keep holding on

Darling, there is nothing
You need from me
That I wouldn’t do
Darling, tell you something
With everything
that we’ve been through

I promise
Whatever it takes
There’s no way I’m losing you
We’ve got this
I know that we can
I don’t plan on ever losing you

My thoughts fall out of control
I need your body and soul
I think of how we used to be
So many loves go wrong
Can we carry on, baby,
I want you next to me
Can we keep holding on

Darling, there is nothing
You need from me
That I wouldn’t do
Darling, tell you something
With everything
that we’ve been through

I promise
Whatever it takes
There’s no way I’m losing you
We’ve got this
I know that we can
I don’t plan on ever losing you

With everything
that we’ve been through
I promise
Whatever it takes
There’s no way I’m losing you
We’ve got this
I know that we can
I don’t plan on ever losing you

©LauraMarieMusic 2014
© 2014 matt barker

 

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