Part Of The Journey Is The End

Part Of The Journey Is The End

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Part Of The Journey Is The End

Liner Notes: 

I think my vocals suffered a little recording this because I spent so much time SCREAMING AT MY COMPUTER!!!!

Lordy, did I have some technical issues with my DAW trying to put this together. The icing on the cake was trying to find the 5090 website URL and finding out that GOOGLE was down. Yes...GOOGLE!

Anyway, I came across this title a week or so ago and thought it would make a good song title.

I hope you enjoy it. I have to go scream so more...

Lyrics: 

PART OF THE JOURNEY IS THE END

Words & Music
By
Jerry Pettit

Those first years of our lives,
Feeling lonely and lost,
So many false starts,
While we measure the costs.
Finally meet a good partner
On some special day,
To guide and be guided by
To help show the way.

CHORUS:
I know we've both enjoyed
Many parts of the journey.
Holding hands 'long the road,
Satisfying our yearnings.
And the comfort we've had,
Always having a friend.
But PART OF THE JOURNEY
IS THE END.

And the way is a challenge,
Lots of forks in the road.
We have both stayed together
And we've shared every load.
There were times when we left
One another behind,
But we always found how
We could get realigned.

CHORUS:
I know we've both enjoyed
Many parts of the journey.
Holding hands 'long the road,
Satisfying our yearnings.
And the comfort we've had,
Always having a friend.
But PART OF THE JOURNEY
IS THE END.

SAX SOLO

Now our travels are paused,
As the road forms a "Y".
We've stopped there to rest.
Do we still want to try?
Should we travel apart
And forget all that's passed?
Do I reach out for you,
Put my hand in your grasp?

CHORUS:
I know we've both enjoyed
Many parts of the journey.
Holding hands 'long the road,
Satisfying our yearnings.
And the comfort we've had,
Always having a friend.
But PART OF THE JOURNEY
IS THE END.

© 2020, Jerry Pettit



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Comments

metalfoot's picture

Beautiful arrangement. And a good exploration of the question as to when you know that the journey with another (be it friend, lover, etc) is over.

coolparadiso's picture

So very Jerry, very well arranged. Good title. Im really into horns and brass at the moment.

cindyrella's picture

Sorry it was trouble but I think so worth it! Perfect in a jazzy bar. A classic!

billwhite51's picture

one of your finest songs both lyrically and musically...and one of your best vocals as well. love that lazy swing rhythm.

sbs2018's picture

Nice jazzy feel! Just what I needed to hear. Vocals still lovely even after yelling at your computer.

phoenixash's picture

Super old movie jazzy I love it, the crooning the sweet vibe. I can see myself swaying to this in the 50 years anniversary with my loved because yeah I'm freaky like that. Superb and very scenic, it's interesting the juxtaposition of the romantic cinematic music with the theme

Kristi's picture

Very cool jazzy song! I wonder what's going to happen. Kind of sad to think about the journey ending! Good vocal and danceable music.

Frances Smith's picture

I like this "wise" narrator of yours, great arrangement, all flows along smoothly, and all very well put together.