Many years ago I wrote a song titled “That’s not the way of love”. I was going through a painful experience at the time. The lyrics went something like, “love is tender, love is kind and soft and sweet. Love is a beautiful thing–like a day in spring. Love should not hurt you. Love should not make you cry. Love should not make you feel like you want to die. Why would you hurt someone you love? Why would you make them cry? If you love someone, you don’t make them feel like there’s no joy in life. If you love me like you say–if I’m your everything–why do you treat me so bad? Why do you make me sad? That’s not the way of love. No, that’s not the way of love…”
I’m not much for writing love songs, although, I suppose my song “Moonlight Sonata” could be said to be a love song. Also “Sorry” is about love not working out and “Don’t Honey Me” would also be about a stage of love as would also be “Baby Thanks A Million“. “I Love You” might seem to be a song about love but I didn’t really write it with romantic love in mind. “Dance with Me” and “Kiss Me In The Rain” might classify as songs about an aspect of love. As might also “The One You Need“. So maybe I write songs that have to do with aspects of love more often than I think.
I anticipate releasing a new single soon titled “Gotta Say Goodbye”. That is yet another song about love, and I’m working on another single that is also about love. So I guess, yeah, my statement about not being much for writing about love isn’t quite accurate.
As for “That’s Not the Way of Love”, I doubt that I will ever get it produced. At least not the version I made up when I wrote it back in my twenties. I’ve come a long way from the songs I used to make up back before I ever imagined it possible that I could get my songs produced and released. It was a wild idea and an impossible fantasy. Sometimes I get caught up in feeling unhappy because I can’t get people to listen to my music. But it occurs to me that I should always feel joy and be happy to know that my wild idea and impossible fantasy became reality. There are always going to be people who will insist that I’m just wasting time and money, and they will get inside my head sometimes. But I know what an incredible thing I have accomplished for myself to have 30 songs released. What is sad is that anyone would try to make me feel like I should feel bad about failing to capture the world’s attention. Sadder even than that is that I allow them to make me lose sight of the things that truly matter.