14. Slow Down

INTRODUCTION:
I am so lucky to be a musician, and I’m especially lucky to travel the country and world to share my music. Growing up in a small town on the edge of Rochester, I've always dreamt big. I wanted to get out, see the world, and do everything I possibly could. Slow Down is about not missing a single moment.

LYRICS:

I, I, I, I 

Verse 1: I can’t stay in this town.
I can’t slow myself down. 
I won’t revolve around you. 
I’d rather live, and you’d rather drown. 

CHORUS: Hearts move faster than the speed of light. 
You lose the chance of a lifetime. 
You can’t blink too fast. 
You think this life will last. 
I, I, I, I can’t slow myself down. 

Verse 2: You say my head’s in the clouds. 
My feet can’t reach the ground.
I’ll keep spinning around, 
Rather lose my way than never be found. 

CHORUS: Hearts move faster than the speed of light.  
You lose the chance of a lifetime.  
You can’t blink too fast.  
You think this life will last.  
I, I, I, I can’t slow myself down. 

Bridge: I, I, I, I 
I, I, I, I 
I, I, I, I 

CHORUS: Hearts move faster than the speed of light.   
You lose the chance of a lifetime.   
You can’t blink too fast.   
You think this life will last.   
I, I, I, I. I, I, I, I can’t slow myself down. 

I, I, I, I

LYRIC ANALYSIS:

I can’t stay in this town. - The small town I grew up in was not enough for me,
I can’t slow myself down. - and I couldn't be forced to live at a small town pace, when my heart and mind were going at rockstar speed.
I won’t revolve around you.  
I’d rather live, and you’d rather drown. - No one will hold me back.

Hearts move faster than the speed of light.
You lose the chance of a lifetime. - One of my favorite things to do is rhyme mid-phrase... Hearts MOVE, you LOSE.
You can’t blink too fast.  
You think this life will last.  - Can't BLINK, you THINK. It adds so much to the lyrics.
I, I, I, I can’t slow myself down.  

You say my head’s in the clouds.  
My feet can’t reach the ground. 
I’ll keep spinning around,  
Rather lose my way than never be found. - Possibly my favorite lyrics that I've ever written. And it's true, my head is in the clouds and I am far from grounded. But I would rather wander and keep dreaming than lose sight of what I want.

Hearts move faster than the speed of light.   
You lose the chance of a lifetime.   
You can’t blink too fast.   
You think this life will last.   
I, I, I, I can’t slow myself down.  

BRIDGE - When I wrote this, I imagined using a loop pedal and layering the I's. I wanted a huge, dramatic build up into a powerful chorus to show that I will NOT stop. Since I kept this CD at the very basics, there's just one vocal track at a time, but I hope you get the idea. 

Hearts move faster than the speed of light.    
You lose the chance of a lifetime.    
You can’t blink too fast.    
You think this life will last.    
I, I, I, I can’t slow myself down.  

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