Life In Distant Seas

Life In Distant Seas

Kristi's picture

Liner Notes: 

I used the Titular to get me started! Smile The original title was "a life of distant seas". I tweaked it a bit! Hope my location references are accurate! There's a lot of "ee" rhymes with the places which was totally coincidental....may be too much. Anyway, it was fun researching this one!

Note: Roel van Veldt created music for this! Listen here: http://fiftyninety.fawmers.org/song/38196
Thanks again, Roel!! Smile

Lyrics: 

Life In Distant Seas

If I flew to Paris
Would I find new love
In the City of Light
I think I’d hear the hum

If I flew to Maui
Would I sing and dance
On Napili beach
And dabble in romance

[ch]
Oh, life in distant seas
What a fantasy
Check your problems at the door
Enjoy the company
Life in distant seas
Is there room for me
Pick a passion, ask for more
It’s bursting at the seams

Maybe Tuscany
Is the place to be
Biking thru the vineyards
Gettin’ lost inside the green

In the Cayman Islands
What’s beyond the reefs
Luxury of sunshine
Yeah, all good things are free

[ch]
Oh, life in distant seas
What a fantasy
Check your problems at the door
Enjoy the company
Life in distant seas
Is there room for me
Pick a passion, ask for more
It’s bursting at the seams

[br]
When chaos takes our lives
And wears us down
When our hearts need a lift
We can get out of town

Repeat ch

©2019 Kristi McKeever



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Comments

Roel van Veldt's picture

Hey Kristi, I love the ideas of your song and immediately matched it with a melody. Would you mind to make me your collab for "Life in Distant Seas"?
Thanks a lot!

§ Roel

metalfoot's picture

Now I want to travel to these locations! (which is partly why i have a collection of Rick Steves DVDs at home....!)
Fun lyric and I really hope you get some lovely music.

wobbie wobbit's picture

nice daydreamy, mind wandering and wondering feel to these lyrics. and how a place would affect you.

Klaus's picture

This is a very good start. I like the idea of including all the places around the world. It gives this a global feeling which is just right for 50/90 Challenge. ( Don't know how many Fininers there are in Maui or Cayman, but still.. ) The "ee" rhymes are certainly not too much. On the contrary, add a nice flow and singability to the chorus.

OdilonGreen's picture

"Life in distant seas / what a fantasy"... These lyrics convey that (very familiar) feeling quite nicely. I think we've all been there!

cindyrella's picture

So happy to see your talent displayed so well with a global song!

Kingwood Kowboy's picture

A good getaway Kristi. Except for Cayman Islands (no inspiration for me on those flat pancakes). Still, makes me wanna set sail again.

3tdoan's picture

Captures that yearning we all have to be elsewhere Wink (need a holiday!) Can definitely hear this as a breezy poppy summer hit.

billwhite51's picture

wherever i am, i just look down at my feet and there i am. your lyric captures the longing and the feel of the exotic but i wonder how many fantasies come true when the traceling becomes real. lately i want to go north to central america and join the caravan to the US Mexico border, something like that would really sow some changes.

jcollins's picture

Ah, a nice vacation visual! I like your thinking process and skill in your writing Kristi. My sister does a lot of cruise vacations and pretty sure this would get her fired up. Drop me a note when the collab comes I'd love to hear it. Good job on this.

Roel van Veldt's picture

Hi Kristi, as you probably already found out, I uploaded Life In Distant Seas as a separate threat (as I see all your collaborators do). Are you fine with that?

§ Roel

phoenixash's picture

Who hasn't dreamt about a sweet escape to a whole new life? Really nice sentiment expressed here