Without You

from by Spencer Scholes

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about

As is my habit from time to time, I picked up my notebook upon awaking one morning to write a bit in my notebook before getting out of bed.
I wrote down these lyrics and then got on with my day.
I had just purchased recording equipment and spent the next nine hours working on setting up, adjusting, and learning the settings.
I did this by recording myself playing and singing thirty odd seconds of material in front of the mikes and then leaning over the console to listen to the playback and adjust levels and EQ.
The very last time I did this, I picked up my notebook from the morning and placed it in front of me. I started picking out a chord pattern finger style and simply sang the words. I did not feel in the moment and did not hear anything that registered at all. My mind was on getting the settings just right.
I then turned my equipment off just in time to get ready for a performance that evening. Soon my old friend with whom I was staying for a few nights came home. The song is not about him by the way.
I wanted to show what I had been working on, so I turned on the console and played the track back to him.
I got shivers through my whole body as I heard what I had just recorded as if for the first time. I then had to learn the song, as no changes at all have been made to it's form or lyrics since I first sang it.

lyrics

From a sunlit room in Charlottesville
where you and I made love
without expectations
I face a new morning without you
without you
without you
I face a new morning without you

I cannot call your name
and hear your sweet reply
this is not the time
for asking permission
there is more to this
and it will tell
for this is not me dreaming
my heart's desire is to spend my life with you
shake these blues
pace no more
the sleepless halls of wondering
while my labors spin
out of the hands
of any who'd refuse them

so when you greet the dawn
with your smiling eyes
and your coffee cup
so physically grateful
will you remember dear
how I loved you
and I know
you're thinking of me too
thinking of me too
thinking of me too
you're thinking of me too

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from Dragonfly Season, released November 25, 2013
Words and music written and performed by Spencer Scholes. All rights reserved 2013

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Spencer Scholes Durham, North Carolina

Spencer Scholes writes songs hefted from the weight of experience, painted with hues of imagination, and tempered by the sting of sharp self examination. Softer sounds in his recordings conceal the foothills of volcanic stage energy. Currently, Spencer is touring nationally in support of his debut solo album Dragonfly Season. ... more

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