What, I write songs too? Part XIV

Apparently when my brothers were traveling together in Israel (or Ireland?) they started talking about how generally useless I am financially. No lucrative skills, yadda yadda. Kevin decided to give me some credit, however, saying, “Well, the thing about Terrence is his dollar goes far.” Brent zinged back, “Imagine if he had two.” Later on they related this story to me and I knew it needed to become a song. After many different iterations, chord structures, keys, bridges, etc., I finally settled on this duet – inspired by my good friend Daniel’s recent marriage. As with many things I’d intended that I finish recording it for a wedding gift. I still haven’t. Today, however, I met up with one Haley I found on craigslist, and after connecting on many many levels (we shall be collaborating rather a lot soon), we did a very rough playthrough of the song. Once I start Phase II of this blog, I’ll be uploading a high quality practiced version, but for now, do enjoy:

If We Had Two

They say, “Everybody wants a million dollars.”
But hey, I don’t think we really need that much.
Squabbling for that sum could waste my soul away,
When I just need the wonder of your touch.

They say, “Money is the root of all evil.”
But maybe that’s just what us poor lovers think.
It’s a good excuse to demonize the rich,
Feel better when our savings wash quickly down the sink.

My brothers always tell me my dollar will go far.
I’ve seen myself the stretching yours can do.
Now imagine all the beauty that we could bring about
If our dollars wed and suddenly we’d have two.

They say “You need savings for the future.”
So hey, let’s just live for now and for today.
We’ll wander town to town, sing joy to little crowds,
When times get tough, we’ll laugh them all away.

My brothers always tell me my dollar will go far.
I’ve seen myself the stretching yours can do.
Now imagine all the beauty that we could bring about
If our dollars wed and suddenly we’d have two.

A penny saved is a penny earned and a penny for my thoughts,
But since I’ll share them all for free, a penny’s quite a lot.
I’ll give no quarter in my quest for the merger of our hearts,
I know our dimes will spin the best in rhythm not apart.

They say, “Never waste time, for time is money.”
Well wait, can’t we spend our time on better things?
Without a job to slave at, I’ll never come home late,
And I hope this song proves more than any ring.

My brothers always tell me my dollar will go far.
I’ve seen myself the stretching yours can do.
Now imagine all the beauty that we could bring about
If our dollars wed and suddenly we’d have two.

Suddenly we’d have two.
Suddenly we’d have two.

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